Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center

Open: Year round.
Closed December 25.

Weekends and holidays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays through Fridays.
Extended Summer Hours:
From June 1, 2009 to September 8, 2009, the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be open:
Friday through Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays

Phone: (415) 669-1250

Located at beautiful Drakes Beach, the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center contains exhibits that focus on 16th century maritime exploration, marine fossils and marine environments. A minke whale skeleton is suspended from the ceiling. Natural history books, cards and posters are for sale in the bookstore. Allow 20-30 minutes to view exhibits.

Special Event: Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, Labor Day Sunday.

Additional information:

* Good rainy day activity.
* Handicap accessible.
* Restrooms and outdoor shower are available 24 hours a day.
* A pay phone is available outside the Visitor Center.
* There are picnic tables and barbecue grills nearby.
* Drakes Beach Cafe is located next to Visitor Center.


Directions from Bear Valley Visitor Center: Follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to the western end of the park. The side road for Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center lies after passing Drakes Estero, in the pastoral lands. Turn left if traveling southward.