Full day visit (4 hours or more)

Point Reyes National Seashore is best revealed to those who have the luxury of time. Long hikes through the woodlands, unhurried strolls along empty beaches, extended kayaking on Tomales Bay and camping overnight in the Phillip Burton Wilderness — the Seashore's 70,000 acres, undeveloped beaches and backcountry campgrounds hold a lifetime of discovery and adventure.

PRNSA's Field Institute offers half, full and multiple day classes led by experts in their fields on topics as diverse as flora, fauna, hiking, history, weaving, watercolor, photography and painting.

The amazing world of the Northern elephant seals and Pacific gray whales are just a short bus ride away for visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

No trip is complete without a visit to the Point Reyes Headlands and the iconic Lighthouse....

The Marconi RCA wireless receiving stations provided the Pacific Rim with some of the most successful and powerful ship-to-shore communications on the West Coast.

The Phillip Burton Wilderness, located in the southern end of Point Reyes National Seashore, encompasses over 33,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat and recreational trails in the Bay Area.

Tule Elk

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of 22 sites in California that manage Tule elk populations and the only National Park unit where this species of elk can be found.

White-crowned sparrow

Point Reyes National Seashore easily claims the prize for the greatest avian diversity in any...

Pacific Gray Whale

The Pacific gray whale has the longest known migration (9,000 miles), spending about one third of its life migrating from the cold, nutrient-rich waters of Alaska, to the warm, shallow lagoons of Baja California. Along the way, these incredible animals can often be seen from the shores of Point Reyes.

Giacomini Wetlands Planting

Join the Habitat Restoration Volunteer Program at Point Reyes National Seashore and help park...

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For those who would prefer to RV or car camp, there are a number of campgrounds in near the park.

Wildcat Camp

One of the best ways to experience Point Reyes National Seashore is to sleep under the stars...

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Whether you are visiting the park for the first time or live locally, trails offer people of...

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With stunning seascapes, abundant wildlife, deep forests and breathtaking sunrises and...

The hike to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes National Seashore is one of the best Bay Area gems and a landmark for any park enthusiast.

Some of the best tidepools in Point Reyes can be found at Sculptured or Palomarin beaches....

Point Reyes National Seashore offers limited swimming areas with Limantour and Drakes beaches...

Tomales Bay is the largest unspoiled coastal bay on the California coast, and it’s the most...

With over 80 miles of protected coastline, Point Reyes offers some of the most pristine beaches in the state.