Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

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 limited to restrooms at the north and south entrances.

The beach is accessible via two spur roads from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Dogs are permitted on the beach, but must be leashed. Dogs are not permitted north of the North Beach entrance, from May to October, as this area is protected habitat for the endangered snowy plover.


Directions from Bear Valley Visitor Center: Follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard toward the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Approximately five miles before reaching the the lighthouse will be the northern and southern access roads to Point Reyes Beach.