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Point Reyes

Point Reyes
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Type of Attraction
Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Sports & Recreation, Science, Photography
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: All of the Visitor Centers are accessible, and there are many accessible paths to the various points of interest at Point Reyes.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Restrooms are available at the Visitors Centers during open hours.
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Point Reyes

Coastline North of San Francisco

Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
Sir Francis Drake Blvd & Hwy 101
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
+1 415 464 5100
Fax: +1 415 663 8132


Point Reyes National Seashore is a spectacular sprawl of marshland, grasslands, and beautiful coastline. Established by President Kennedy in 1962, this pristine wildlife preserve houses a great number of California's marine mammals, plants, and bird species. The seashore is huge, meaning that there is not one precise location to visit. But do enjoy the winding scenic coastal drive and the ocean views, and eventually you will stumble upon the Point Reyes Lighthouse. In order to get to Point Reyes from San Francisco, you will cross the Golden Gate Bridge, pass Sausalito, Mt. Tamalpais, and Muir Woods. So make a day of it, and make frequent stops along the way to enjoy the most pristine natural beauty in California.

What you should know before visiting Point Reyes

Times & Dates

Open Hours: Sunrise-midnight daily
Notes: Point Reyes is open from dawn to dusk, daily. The lighthouse is open 10am-4:30pm, Thurs-Mon. The Bear Valley Visitor Center is open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri; and 8am-5pm, weekends and holidays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open 10am-5pm, weekends.
Visit Time: 2hr-6hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle
Notes: Only bike out there if you're a seasoned bicyclist--the road out there is hilly, narrow, windy, and windy.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe

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