Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
To get the most out of your visit to Point Reyes, stop by one of our three bookstores operated by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA). You’ll find guides that will enhance your exploration of our spectacular beaches, woodlands, and coastlines. the bookstores have natural and cultural histories, children’s books, maps, field guides, and a wide range of other useful materials. Whether you’re planning on bird watching, hiking, whale watching, or enjoying abundant wildflowers, our bookstores are the place to start.
PRNSA bookstores are located at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, the Lighthouse Visitor Center, and at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drake’s Beach. All proceeds from the bookstore go to support education, conservation, and research programs in Point Reyes that would not otherwise be possible. You can help the park and receive a 15% discount on all items when you become a member of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...