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.

White structures, some with red roofs, surrounded by scaffolding perched on a cliff above the ocean.

Lighthouse Restoration Updates

The National Park Service is undertaking a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse which will result in closures.

National Park Service Arrowhead, which includes silhouettes of a bison, a mountain, and a sequoia.

National Park Week - April 20–28

Join park staff as we host or participate in a variety of activities to celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day.

Twenty-one small light-brown shorebirds walk on wet sand.

Free Youth & Family Birding Program

Calling all families with fledglings ages 3–16. Join Pt. Reyes Birding & Nature Festival's Free Youth & Family Program on Saturday, April 27

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Viewing Elephant Seals

Even though most of the adult elephant seals have headed back to sea, there are still hundreds of weaned pups on beaches along Drakes Bay.

A group of visitors watching for gray whales.

Watch for Whales at Point Reyes

Gray whales migrate past Point Reyes from December through May and can frequently be seen from the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas.

Harbor seals and nursing pups. May 10, 2013.

Harbor Seal Protection Measures

An annual closure of Drakes Estero & other areas is implemented from March 1 to June 30 to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

The acronym CISAW depicted as cartoon invasive species.

2019 CISAW Youth Art Contest

Help develop "Say No to Nutria!" campaign posters and videos for California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW). Deadline is May 3.

Three snowy plovers at the edge of vegetation on a sandy beach.

Snowy Plover Docent Training

Saturday, May 11. Become a Snowy Plover Docent and help educate visitors about the natural history and protection of the snowy plovers.

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

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to 1 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The summary report of public scoping comments and all correspondence are now available for the General Management Plan Amendment.

An individual in a wheelchair exploring the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: April 21, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(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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