A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Visitors boarding a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach.

Winter Shuttle Bus System

Sir Francis Drake Blvd. may be closed from 9 am to ~5:45 pm on weekends & fed. holidays beyond South Beach to visitor motor vehicle traffic.

Volunteers removing invasive European searocket from sand dunes near Abbotts Lagoon.

Searocket Removal Volunteer Days

Help the dune restoration team remove searocket, an invasive plant that is threatening a thriving patch of endangered Tidestrom's lupine.

Native Plant Nursery volunteers processing plants.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Come support the volunteer-based nursery program at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Eelgrass bed.

Lunchtime Science Lectures

Thursday, March 2, at noon. Melissa Kardish will discuss the eelgrass microbiome.

View looking west across a lagoon at the bluffs rising from Drakes Beach.

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 1 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

Youth Conservation Corps members performing trail maintenance.

Youth Conservation Corps Program

Point Reyes NS seeks 15- to 18-year-olds for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 14.

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Elephant Seals

Elephant seals have returned to the beaches around the Point Reyes Headlands to birth their pups and to mate.

Spaletta (C) Ranch with the Point Reyes Headlands in the background.

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

The NPS is conducting a ranch planning process for the working ranches administered by Point Reyes National Seashore.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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