To visit attractions beyond Bear Valley, such as the Lighthouse, the beaches, or Tomales Point, most visitors tour Point Reyes by private automobile. On weekends and holidays from late December through mid-April, when visitation by whale watchers to the Point Reyes Lighthouse area is heavy, visitors may be required to ride a shuttle bus from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas. The only other public transit system that serves the Point Reyes area is the West Marin Stagecoach, but the Stagecoach does not go further west on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard than Inverness. Please note that there are no gas or service stations within Point Reyes National Seashore, but there is one gas station located in Point Reyes Station.
For emergency road and weather conditions in West Marin, tune in to KWMR, 90.5 FM.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Three electric vehicle charging stations were installed in late August 2014 for public use at the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot at Point Reyes National Seashore. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy (search on zip code 94956).