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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: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Traveler Resources
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The 100 square miles of this spectacular coast are home to over 400 species of birds.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Traveler Resources
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you just play couch potato, you will miss the best parts of the park. It is best at dawn and dusk. That is when I have seen whales, sea otters and porpoises.

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Richmond, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is one of the beaches at Point Reyes National Seashore, and is great to visit any time. We have made it a New Year's Day tradition to go out there for several years now. The weather varies, of course, but this year it was GORGEOUS and warm, as California can be in the middle of the winter. Also, you... More 

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Bakersfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited this park in last week of December and really enjoyed great views of the shore and ocean. We went to a lighthouse and elephant seals (it is quite away from them but still worth to look at). Great park and highly recommend to visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

It's so serene , the land scape is amazing the walk to the light house is not very difficult , we saw whales there and the people working there give good information on the light house and also migration of whales, the beach is also very nice and clean

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Warren, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The drive from Mill Valley was beautiful, but the best part of our visit to Point Reyes was the elephant seals that were resting on the beach. It was a cold day so we didn't stay long--just long enough to enjoy the spectacular views and the seals. This is a fantastic area for biking, unfortunately too cold for us right... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We happened to visit during a time of King waves in late December. The beach stretches for a mile (or much more), and there were just a few hardy folk along the surf and sand. The usual Pacific breezes demanded a jacket, but it was pleasant weather. We had a great picnic on the beach and watched the enormous waves... More 

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