Directions Using GPS or Internet Mapping Applications

If you can enter a location into your GPS unit based on the location's latitudinal and longitudinal geographic coordinates, use either the decimal degrees (DD) or degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) coordinates listed below. Otherwise...

Warning about using internet mapping applications for locations in Point Reyes based on street addresses:
If you use an internet mapping application (i.e., Bing Maps, Google Maps, MapQuest) or a GPS unit to obtain directions based on street addresses, please be aware that most GPS systems and internet mapping applications provide incorrect placement of points of interest within Point Reyes National Seashore when the location's official postal address is entered into the search field. If you are using an internet mapping application or a GPS unit that does not accept latitudinal and longitudinal geographic coordinates, try entering the "addresses" listed below. These addresses should get you close enough to the appropriate location that you will have seen old-fashioned road signs upon which you can rely to ultimately get you to your desired destination. If using "Inverness, CA 94937" doesn't appear to give an appropriate location, try "Point Reyes Station, CA 94956" for the City, State, and Zip Code instead.

In October 2016, Point Reyes National Seashore staff attempted to determine which "addresses" would accurately plot points of interest in Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Mapquest. Staff were able to determine addresses to use in Bing Maps and Google Maps which would accurately target (or get one to a location a short distance from) the desired locations, but found it very challenging to do so using Mapquest. We have noted which mapping application works best for the "addresses" listed below.

In addition, as of October 2016, Google Maps pinpoints many locations relatively accurately just by entering the name of the location, i.e., "Bear Valley Visitor Center". For these locations, look for a notation of "GM" to signify that the text in quotes should produce an accurate location if entered in Google Maps' search field.

Disclaimer: The National Park Service does not guarantee that these addresses will provide the correct location for all internet mapping applications and GPS systems. The National Park Service does not endorse Bing Maps or Google Maps over other mapping applications.

NOTE: The U.S. Postal Service does not recognize most of these addresses for delivery purposes. The National Seashore's official USPS address is: 1 Bear Valley Road; Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Please do not attempt to send mail to any of the other addresses listed below.

NOTE: All mapping applications tested had problems accurately mapping locations along Limantour Road. Some mapping applications provided directions to locations along Limantour Road via residential roads that dead end far short of the destination, or via old ranch roads upon which vehicles are no longer permitted because the roads have been converted to hiking trails. The best course of action for getting to locations along the Limantour Road corridor is to drive to the junction of Bear Valley Road and Limantour Road and, from there, follow Limantour Road until you see a sign for your desired destination.

Bear Valley Visitor Center:
DD: 38.0412, -122.8002
DMS: 38° 2' 26" N, 122° 47' 59" W
75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
GM: "Bear Valley Visitor Center"

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Abbotts Lagoon Trailhead:
DD: 38.1235, -122.9355
DMS: 38° 7' 25" N, 122° 56' 8" W
3100 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Map)
6160 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
GM: "Abbotts Lagoon Trailhead"

Agate Beach County Park:
DD: 37.8970, -122.7088
DMS: 37° 53' 49" N, 122° 42' 32" W
399 Elm Road, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
GM: "Agate Beach County Park"

Bayview Trailhead:
DD: 38.0591, -122.8504
DMS: 38° 3' 33" N, 122° 51' 2" W
Bear Valley Road & Limantour Road (Bing Maps) Bear Valley Road & Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
From this location, follow Limantour Road to the Bayview Trailhead, which is on the right/north side of the road 4.4 miles (7 km) after turning on to Limantour Road.
GM: "Inverness Ridge Trailhead, Inverness Ridge Trail, Inverness, CA"

Chimney Rock Trailhead:
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27999 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, California 94937 (Google Maps)
The trailhead is at the east end of Chimney Rock Road.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
GM: "Chimney Rock Trailhead"

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Clem Miller Environmental Education Center:
DD: 38.0446, -122.8567
DMS: 38° 2' 41" N, 122° 51' 24" W
1395 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
GM: "Clem Miller Environmental Education Center"

Coast Guard Cemetery:
DD: 38.0943, -122.9293
DMS: 38° 5' 39" N, 122° 55' 45" W
17198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
18610 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and proceed 0.2 miles (0.3 km) north to the small parking area on the right side of the road.

Coast Trailhead:
DD: 38.0438, -122.8636
DMS: 38° 2' 37.7" N, 122° 51' 49.0" W
1343 Limantour Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
1390 Limantour Spit Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
Look for the sign on the right/south side of the road just before this location.
GM: "Coast Trailhead"

Cypress Tree Tunnel:
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W
17865 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
19470 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
GM: "Cypress Tree Tunnel"

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Drakes Beach:
DD: 38.0279, -122.9619
DMS: 38° 1' 40" N, 122° 57' 43" W
1 Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
GM: "Drakes Beach"

Duxburry Reef:
DD: 37.8970, -122.7088
DMS: 37° 53' 49" N, 122° 42' 32" W
399 Elm Road, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)

Elephant Seal Overlook at Chimney Rock:
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27999 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, California 94937 (Google Maps)
The trailhead is at the east end of Chimney Rock Road.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
GM: "Elephant Seal Overlook"

Estero Trailhead:
DD: 38.0815, -122.9141
DMS: 38° 4' 53" N, 122° 54' 51" W
16300 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
17730 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
Turn left/south onto the Estero Trailhead Road and drive south 1 mile (1.6 km) to the Estero Trailhead parking lot.
GM: "Drakes Estero Trailhead"

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Five Brooks Trailhead and Stables:
DD: 37.9974, -122.7579
DMS: 37° 59' 51" N, 122° 45' 28" W
8000 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
7698 CA-1, Bolinas, California 94924 (Google Maps)
GM: "Five Brooks Ranch"

Giacomini Wetlands West Pasture Viewing Area:
DD: 38.0785, -122.8325
DMS: 38° 4' 43" N, 122° 49' 57" W
12536 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
12657 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
Located on the east side of the road 0.1 miles (150 meters) north of the junction of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Drakes View Dr. in Inverness.

Heart's Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park:
DD: 38.1320, -122.8936
DMS: 38° 7' 55" N, 122° 53' 37" W
1200 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
8450 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
Turn right at this location in to Tomales Bay State Park.
GM: "Hearts Desire Beach, Inverness, CA"

Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station:
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27999 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, California 94937 (Google Maps)
Park at the east end of Chimney Rock Road. From the parking lot, walk 0.4 miles (0.7 km), following the signs to the Lifeboat Station.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
GM: "Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station"

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Historic Life-saving Service and Historic G Ranch Cemetery:
DD: 38.0943, -122.9293
DMS: 38° 5' 39" N, 122° 55' 45" W
17198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
18610 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and proceed 0.2 miles (0.3 km) north to the small parking area on the right side of the road.

Historic RCA Coast Station KPH:
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W
17865 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
19470 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
GM: "KPH Radio Station"

Hostel:
DD: 38.0438, -122.8626
DMS: 38° 2' 38" N, 122° 51' 45" W
114 Limantour Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
1390 Limantour Spit Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
GM: "HI Point Reyes Hostel"

Kehoe Beach Trailhead:
DD: 38.1527, -122.9390
DMS: 38° 9' 10" N, 122° 56' 20" W
5050 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
5500 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
GM: "Kehoe Beach Trailhead"

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Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center:
DD: 38.0279, -122.9619
DMS: 38° 1' 40" N, 122° 57' 43" W
1 Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
GM: "Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center"

KPH Radio Station:
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W
17865 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
19470 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
GM: "KPH Radio Station"

Laguna Trailhead:
DD: 38.0434, -122.8585
DMS: 38° 2' 36" N, 122° 51' 31" W
1395 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
GM: "Laguna Trailhead"

Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock:
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27999 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, California 94937 (Google Maps)
Park at the east end of Chimney Rock Road. From the parking lot, walk 0.4 miles (0.7 km), following the signs to the Lifeboat Station.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
GM: "Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station"

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Lighthouse:
DD: 37.9978, -123.0121
DMS: 37° 59' 52" N, 123° 0' 44" W
Point Reyes Lighthouse 27999 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27099 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, follow the right/west fork of the road 1 mile (1.6 km) to the parking lot. From the parking lot, walk west 0.4 miles (0.7 km) on the gated service road.
GM: "Point Reyes Lighthouse"

Limantour Beach:
DD: 38.0288, -122.8822
DMS: 38° 1' 44" N, 122° 52' 56" W
Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
Turn off of Bear Valley Road onto Limantour Road and follow it 7.5 miles (12 km).
GM: "Limantour Beach Parking Lot, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956"

Marshall Beach Trailhead:
DD: 38.1541, -122.9198
DMS: 38° 9' 15" N, 122° 55' 11" W
5000 Marshall Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
2800 Marshall Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, continue north to the parking lot at the end of the road.

McClures Beach Trailhead:
DD: 38.1885, -122.9581
DMS: 38° 11' 19" N, 122° 57' 29" W
9990 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
From this location, turn left and head down the hill to the McClures Beach parking lot at the end of the road.
1 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, continue north 2.2 miles (3.5 km), and then turn left and head down the hill to the McClures Beach parking lot at the end of the road.

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McCurdy Trailhead:
DD: 37.9469, -122.7089
DMS: 37° 56' 49" N, 122° 42' 32" W
6015 Highway 1, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Bing Maps)
6250 CA-1, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Google Maps)

Mount Vision:
DD: 38.0841, -122.8710
DMS: 38° 5' 3" N, 122° 52' 16" W
15 Mt Vision Rd, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
Mount Vision Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, proceed southeast another 1.2 miles (2 km) southeast on Mount Vision Road.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Mount Vision Road.

Muddy Hollow Trailhead:
DD: 38.0481, -122.8693
DMS: 38° 2' 53" N, 122° 52' 9" W
1300 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
Limantour Road and Limantour Spit Road, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
From these locations, follow the sign for "Muddy Hollow."

North Beach:
DD: 38.0777, -122.9747
DMS: 38° 4' 40" N, 122° 58' 29" W
North Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
Point Reyes Beach North, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From these locations, proceed west another 0.4 miles (0.7 km) to the parking lot.

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North District Operation Center:
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W
17865 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
19470 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
GM: "KPH Radio Station"

Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center:
DD: 37.9713, -122.7295
DMS: 37° 58' 17" N, 122° 43' 46" W
7000 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
0.3 miles (0.5 km) south of 7050 California 1, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Google Maps)

Palomarin Trailhead:
DD: 37.9341, -122.7472
DMS: 37° 56' 3" N, 122° 44' 50" W
499 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Bing Maps, Google Maps
From this location, proceed north about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the trailhead.
GM: "Palomarin Trail Head, Marin County, CA"

Pierce Point Ranch:
DD: 38.1889, -122.9540
DMS: 38° 11' 20" N, 122° 57' 14" W
9990 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
1 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, continue north 2.2 miles (3.5 km).
GM: "Pierce Point Ranch"

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Point Blue Conservation Science Palomarin Field Station:
DD: 37.9302, -122.7363
DMS: 37° 55' 49" N, 122° 44' 11" W
499 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
From this location, proceed north about 1/4 mile (0.4 km) to the Field Station.
GM: "Point Reyes Bird Observatory"

Point Reyes Hostel:
DD: 38.0438, -122.8626
DMS: 38° 2' 38" N, 122° 51' 45" W
114 Limantour Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
1390 Limantour Spit Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
GM: "HI Point Reyes Hostel"

Point Reyes Lighthouse:
DD: 37.9978, -123.0121
DMS: 37° 59' 52" N, 123° 0' 44" W
Point Reyes Lighthouse 27999 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27099 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, follow the right/west fork of the road 1 mile (1.6 km) to the parking lot. From the parking lot, walk west 0.4 miles (0.7 km) on the gated service road.
GM: "Point Reyes Lighthouse"

PRNSA Bookstore @ Drakes Beach:
1 Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.0279, -122.9619
DMS: 38° 1' 40" N, 122° 57' 43" W
GM: "Drakes Beach Bookstore"

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Randall Trailhead:
DD: 37.9727, -122.7303
DMS: 37° 58' 22" N, 122° 43' 49" W
7045 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
0.2 miles (0.3 km) south of 7050 California 1, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Google Maps)

Red Barn Classroom
DD: 38.0429, -122.7976
DMS: 38° 2' 34" N, 122° 47' 51" W
75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)

Sea Lion Overlook:
DD: 37.9971, -123.0085
DMS: 37° 59' 50" N, 123° 0' 31" W
27999 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
27099 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From these locations, follow the right/west fork of the road 0.8 mile (1.3 km) to the small parking area on the south side of the road just west of where sand is drifting across the road.
NOTE: Google Maps' location of "Sea Lion Overlook" is inaccurate.

Sky Trailhead:
DD: 38.0549, -122.8381
DMS: 38° 3' 18" N, 122° 50' 17" W
Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)
Turn off of Bear Valley Road onto Limantour Road and follow it 3.4 miles (5.4 km). The trailhead is on the left/south side of the road.
GM: "Sky Trailhead"

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South Beach:
DD: 38.0483, -122.9881
DMS: 38° 2' 4" N, 122° 59' 17" W
South Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
Point Reyes Beach South, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)

Stewart's Horse Camp:
DD: 38.0025, -122.7588
DMS: 38° 0' 9" N, 122° 45' 32" W
8230 Highway 1, Olema, CA 94950 (Bing Maps)
8126 CA-1, Bolinas, CA 94924 (Google Maps)
GM: "Stewart's Horse Camp"

Third & C St. Trailhead (access to the Giacomini Wetlands)
DD: 38.0671, -122.8078
DMS: 38° 4' 2" N, 122° 48' 28" W
3rd St. & C St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps, Google Maps)

Tomales Bay State Park:
DD: 38.1230, -122.9007
DMS: 38° 7' 23" N, 122° 54' 3" W
1200 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
8450 Pierce Point Rd, Inverness, California 94937 (Google Maps)
Turn right at this location in to Tomales Bay State Park.

Tomales Bay Trailhead
DD: 38.0874, -122.8127
DMS: 38° 5' 15" N, 122° 48' 46" W
12311 Shoreline Highway, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps)
12299 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps

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Tomales Point Trailhead:
DD: 38.1889, -122.9540
DMS: 38° 11' 20" N, 122° 57' 14" W
9990 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
1 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937 (Google Maps)
From this location, continue north 2.2 miles (3.5 km).
GM: "Pierce Point Ranch"

"Tree Tunnel":
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W
17865 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937 (Bing Maps)
19470 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA (Google Maps)
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
GM: "Cypress Tree Tunnel"

White House Pool
DD: 38.0619, -122.8165
DMS: 38° 3' 43" N, 122° 48' 59" W
11293 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Bing Maps) 12300 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (Google Maps)
GM: "White House Pool"

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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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