Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Kehoe Beach Trail

A half-mile walk alongside a marsh and over a sand dune takes you to the northern end of the Great Beach, called Kehoe Beach. Once at the beach, turn left to explore a stream meandering its way into the Pacific Ocean. To the right, giant dunes make explorations fun. Follow the beach further north to see the dramatic juxtaposition of rocks. The first cliffs you see are the smooth Laird sandstone, which change abruptly to granite. A reverse fault displaced the sandstone against the granite upon which it was deposited, creating a continuous cliff made of very different rock types. Dogs are allowed on a 1.8-meter (6-foot) leash on this beach to the north of the trail. Dogs are not permitted south of the trailhead as this area is protected habitat for the endangered snow plover.

Directions

Directions from Bear Valley Visitor Center: Travel north on Bear Valley Road to Inverness Park. Continue northward on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (do not turn right). Follow this park road through Inverness as it begins to bear westward. Past Inverness the road forks. Take the right side of the fork, which is Pierce Point Road. Kehoe Beach Trail begins from the second trailhead along Pierce Point Road.