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.

2015 Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence Winner: Sea Lion, by Selina Winstersteen.

36th 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 27, 2017.

Habitat Restoration Program volunteers removing iceplant from Tomales Point.

Habitat Restoration Program

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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.

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, September 6, 2017.

Citizenship candidates taking an oath during the 2013 Naturalization Ceremony at Point Reyes N.S.

Annual Naturalization Ceremony

Join the National Park Service as we welcome new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at 11 am on Friday, September 15, 2017.

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 16 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.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

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.

Last updated: August 21, 2017

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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