• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.

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.

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