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Point Reyes National Seashore

Address: 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Phone Number: 415-464-5100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Beaches, Visitor centers, Outdoor Activities, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Owner description: The 100 square miles of this spectacular coast are home to over 400 species of birds.
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Type: National Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Beaches, Visitor centers, Outdoor Activities, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: The 100 square miles of this spectacular coast are home to over 400 species of birds.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very large so you will not be able to enjoy the whole park in 1 day, but lovely. Lots of trails. Don't miss the lighthouse. The views of the N Calif coast on a clear day are not to be missed. Over 300 steps to the lighthouse and it is a rigorous climb back up and you must shuttle to... More 

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palmyra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Well worth visiting. Lighthouse was in a partial fog but gave it a errie magical feel to the whole area. Walking down to it was long but well worth it. Views (through) fog were still quite interesting, Went on some of the trails to tomales point and saw Elk on the shoreline from the top of the points trail on... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This park is unbelievably huge. I would recommend printing out a map or directions to the areas you want to see as you will lose cellular service. We saw elephant seals with their pups, wild elk and deer, and cows everywhere. Wild birds and flowers everywhere. It was too foggy to seethe whales, but the bus tour to the lighthouse... More 

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Seattle
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Amazing views all over the place.Lots of nice hikes but you can still see amazing scenery from the road.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The weather started to improve after a morning of heavy rain in San Francisco, so we decided to head up to Point Reyes. It's worth calling to find out about the shuttles; on this day the shuttles weren't running because few people were there. We were able to drive directly to the lighthouse. I recommend having at least a windbreaker;... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The park service ranger gave an informative tour of the lighthouse. The gift shop stamped my US Lighthouse Society passport. The 1st Order Fresnel Lens is still in the lighthouse and has all its working pieces still in place. For lighthouse lovers, this is a must see. Plus we could see whales right off shore, Roosevelt Elk, a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Saturday was busy go during the week or Sunday. The shuttle can take awhile the visit is slow. Don't let this slow you down just plan for it. Bring your own food n drink.

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Berkeley, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This trail is a must-hike out to Arch Rock-it is glorious. About 9 miles round trip-gentle upslope to start then pretty level.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Point Reyes National Seashore beach is miles long and has spectacular scenery. This is not a place to go for swimming in the ocean, however, as there are dangerous rip tides and sneaker waves. The sea can be very rough here and sweep you away if you get too close. Be sure to keep people and animals well away... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My family and I had the great fortune of being at Point Reyes NS on New Years Day, 2015. We arrived at the Bear Valley visitor center for updates on tides and whales. We heard that 25 gray whales were spotted by 8:30! Next on to Drake's Beach for the shuttle to the Point Reyes Light House. The shuttle costs... More 

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