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.
A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
General Management Plan Amendment
The summary report of public scoping comments and all correspondence are now available for the General Management Plan Amendment.
Info for Visitors with Disabilities
Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Drakes Estero Restoration
Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.
Last updated: April 21, 2019