Where is Point Reyes National Seashore?
The Point Reyes National Seashore is a nearly 290 km2 Park, which rises on a headland on the west coast of Northern California into the Pacific Ocean. In this area, about 50 km north of San Francisco, more than 1,500 animal and plant species and 130 km of coastline are protected. Here, heavy breakers hammer on remote beaches, fog veils lie gently over the coastal mountains, and Tule-Wapitis streak through wild meadows.
The main visitor center in Bear Valley is a good starting point for your park exploration – and the kids will love the interactive exhibits there. Get up-to-date information on whale watching (usually from January to mid-April), wildflowers (preferably in spring) and the state of the trails. If you would like to see wild animals, head to Tomales Point, where you can watch Tule Wapitis, especially during the autumn rutting season. Then head to Abbotts Lagoon, which is over 80 hectares in size, to observe birds: it is said that more than 45 percent of North American bird species have been seen at Point Reyes before. If you want to take a beach walk, you can choose from the dog-friendly Kehoe Beach, the 18 km long Great Beach or the manageable McClures Beach. As a Fitness exercise, you can walk down and up the 308 steps to the lighthouse of Point Reyes from the 1870s.
Address: Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, United States
Area: 287.4 km²
Established: September 13, 1962
Phone: +1 415-464-5137
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