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, part of Limantour Beach is closed to all entry 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.

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

National Park Week - April 21–29

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

Two uniformed park employees loading electronic waste into a gray stake bed truck.

Electronic Waste Recycling Collection

On Thurs., April 26 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes NS will host an electronic waste recycling collection.

Habitat Restoration Program volunteers removing European beachgrass from sand dunes.

Habitat Restoration Program

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, May 6.

A park ranger with 15 students and parents at a wooden structure in a replica Coast Miwok village.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program

The TRT program is a summer-time professional development opportunity at National Parks for K–12 teachers. Application deadline is May 10.

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

Snowy Plover Docent Training

Saturday, May 12. Become a Snowy Plover Docent and help educate visitors about the natural history and protection of the snowy plovers.

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.

Visitors boarding a bus at Drakes Beach.

2018 Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

April 1 was the last day for the 2018 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2018.

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: April 22, 2018

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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