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.

Three western snowy plovers on a sandy beach.

Snowy Plover Protection Measures

To better protect nesting snowy plovers, parts of the Point Reyes Beach (weekends) and Limantour Beach (daily) are closed through Labor Day.

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.

White structures with red roofs perched on a cliff above the ocean.

Lighthouse Restoration Updates

Starting in the summer of 2018, the National Park Service will undertake a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse.

Acorn barnacles and seaweed with an overlaid logo and hashtag for Snapshot Cal Coast.

Snapshot Cal Coast - June 13 to 20, 2018

Join the statewide movement to discover, record, and share observations of plant and animals found along the California Coast.

Third Thursday Weeders on July 11, 2011.

Third Thursday Weeders

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, June 21.

Two volunteers removing invasive European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon.

Yoga & Dune Restoration

Sat., June 23. Help the dune restoration team remove European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon. Then participate in a yoga class on the beach.

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

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, June 30 from 10 am to 1 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

Historic RCA Coast Station KPH.

Night of Nights XIX

Night of Nights is an annual event held on July 12 by the Maritime Radio Historical Society to commemorate the history of maritime radio.

A shade structure and a kotca at Kule Loklo.

Kule Loklo Open House & Workday

Visit a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next open house/workday is Sat., July 14.

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.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The NPS has begun the planning process for a General Management Plan Amendment. The initial public comment period ended November 22, 2017.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: June 18, 2018

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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