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.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

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.

Three western snowy plovers on a sandy beach.

Snowy Plover Protection Measures

An annual closure of the Point Reyes Beach between North Beach parking lot and Abbotts Lagoon is in effect on weekends and federal holidays.

2007 Memorial Day Decorations at the Life-Saving Service Cemetery at G Ranch. © Elaine Straub.

Memorial Day Commemorative

Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring America's fallen on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the historic cemetery located at G Ranch.

Many Tidestrom's lupine plants on a sand dune.

Lunchtime Science Lectures

Thursday, June 1, at noon. "The effects of invasive plants, habitat restoration, and climate variability on Tidestrom's lupine."

Native Plant Nursery volunteers processing plants.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Come support the volunteer-based nursery program at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

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

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, June 10 from 9 am to noon. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

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.

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

The NPS is conducting a ranch planning process for the working ranches administered by Point Reyes National Seashore.

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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