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
Snowy Plover Protection Measures
To better protect nesting snowy plovers, part of Limantour Beach is closed to all entry through Labor Day.
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 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.
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
Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, May 6.
The TRT program is a summer-time professional development opportunity at National Parks for K–12 teachers. Application deadline is May 10.
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.
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.
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.
Info for Visitors with Disabilities
Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.
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 Restoration
Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.
Last updated: April 22, 2018