Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Goods & Services
Point Reyes National Seashore is largely an outdoors/wilderness park. As such, aside from the Visitor Center bookstores, the cafe at Drakes Beach, a hostel and an oyster farm, there are no goods or services available within the National Seashore. However, there are a few nearby communities with businesses providing the basic necessities for most visitors.
Before you arrive at Point Reyes National Seashore, be sure to obtain whatever you may need during your visit, such as food, beverages, batteries for cameras, etc., at one of the local stores. You may also want to fill up your vehicle beforehand, especially if you plan on driving to the Lighthouse which is located more than 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the nearest gas station.
Our Miscellaneous Services page lists the local ATMs, bank, laundromat, libraries, medical clinics, pharmacy and places of worship.
Did You Know?
Although white sharks are amongst the most massive and mobile predators in the world, recent research indicates that the white sharks found in the waters off of California are genetically distinct and follow a strict and isolating migration path between California and the Hawaii region. More...