Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Other Areas of Interest in Point Reyes

Abbotts Lagoon Beach

A 2.5-kilometer (1.5-mile) walk through coastal scrub, across a bridge over a stream between two lagoons, and over sand dunes brings you to this ocean beach. The lagoons attract large numbers of migrating shorebirds in the fall, followed by the wintering ducks. Occasionally peregrine falcons are seen selecting their ...

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Drakes Beach

A wide stretch of beach backed by dramatic white sandstone cliffs makes this a very popular place. Drive-up access, a small café and a visitor center add to its appeal. The sands of the Drakes Bay cliffs were deposited in a shallow sea 10-13 million years ago, compacted, then ...

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Heart's Desire Beach

Heart's Desire Beach is part of Tomales Bay State Park. It is a nice sheltered cove on Tomales Bay that is excellent for families with small children. The ocean water tends to be a little warmer at this ...

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Kelham Beach

A 7.7-kilometer (4.8-mile) trek from the Bear Valley trailhead brings hikers to an overlook above this quiet, secluded beach north of Arch Rock. The trail from Coast Trail to Kelham Beach is currently closed due to erosion of the cliff. The cliff is unstable and we advise visitors not ...

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Limantour Beach

A long, narrow spit of sand, bound between Drakes Bay and an estuary, is a bountiful wildlife area. Scores of shorebirds feed in the wetlands and along the beaches during the fall. Ducks abound in winter at old, freshwater stock ponds created during the peninsula's ranching era. Harbor seals ...

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Marshall Beach

Marshall Beach is on the Tomales Bay side of Point Reyes National Seashore, south of Tomales Point. The parking area is a 3-kilometer (2-mile) drive on a dirt road. It is then a 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) hike from the parking area to the ...

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Palomarin Beach

Palomarin Beach is at the south end of Point Reyes, between Bolinas Point and Wildcat Beach. This trail is a strenuous walk down the cliff. The beach is good for tidepooling at minus ...

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Point Reyes Beach

Great Beach is also know as Point Reyes Beach. It extends ten miles along the western shore of Point Reyes National Seashore. This beach is exposed to open ocean and periods of heavy surf are common occurrences. Tidepooling, walking and exploring are popular activities along this beach. Facilities are ...

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Point Reyes Hostel

The Point Reyes Hostel is located a short distance from Limantour Road near the Laguna Trailhead and the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center. The site is accessible by car, foot and bicycle. The structure that is now the hostel was once a working ranch house. The site now provides ...

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Sculptured Beach

Sculptured Beach is located two miles south of Limantour Beach. Winter rains feed two creeks which stream across the sand into the ocean creating a wet barrier for beach walkers wishing to keep their feet dry. Once at Sculptured Beach, look for its namesake rocks lying on the shoreline. ...

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The Great Beach

The Great Beach - also known as Point Reyes Beach - is an incredible expanse of over 15 kilometers (10 miles) of undeveloped ocean beach visitors are welcome to explore. If you are looking for the drama of heavy surf this is the place to be. Drive-up access is ...

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Wildcat Beach

Wildcat Beach is a 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) long beach in the southern end of the National Seashore. To access Wildcat Beach at Wildcat Campground, visitors will need to hike at least 8.8 kilometers (5.5 miles). The shortest route to Wildcat Campground is along the Coast Trail from the Palomarin trailhead ...

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