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.

White structures with red roofs 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.

Members of the Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club broadcasting from the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

Amateur Radio Activation

The Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club will activate a temporary radio station along the shores of Drakes Estero on August 18.

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CANCELLED: Marin MPA Watch Vol. Training

The Volunteer Training scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at Drakes Beach has been cancelled.

Two volunteers removing invasive European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon.

Yoga & Dune Restoration

Sat., August 25. Help the dune restoration team remove European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon. Then participate in a yoga class on the beach.

A sand sculpture of a dragon.

37th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Very limited parking will be available at Drakes Beach during the contest, taking place from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

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, August 26.

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., Sept. 8.

Three volunteers who helped remove trash during the 2009 California Coastal Cleanup Day.

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Join us at 11 am on Saturday, September 15 to remove marine debris and trash from Drakes Beach.

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: August 17, 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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