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Address: 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Phone Number: 415-464-5100
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: The 100 square miles of this spectacular coast are home to over 400...
The 100 square miles of this spectacular coast are home to over 400 species of birds.
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Whale watching

One of the best places to see the whales returning with their young. If you can avoid the weekend, you can park near the lighthouse and descend the 309 steps to the point. On the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best places to see the whales returning with their young. If you can avoid the weekend, you can park near the lighthouse and descend the 309 steps to the point. On the weekends you cannot park here and waist time waiting for the Shuttle bus. The other good spot is to drive south and see them at... More 

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Beaumont, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

peaceful drive through forest land and and ends at beach. Beach has gorgeous surf and clear water ! Take the shuttle out to the lighthouse. Beach is not recommended for swimming due to surf conditions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We started out at the Bear Valley visitor center. The staff was very helpful and the museum area was full of great displays and information about the wildlife. Next, we drove to Drake Beach. This is a great spot to explore. We saw a very close up elephant seal, which was amazing. You can buy tickets here to take a... More 

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galveston, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We especially liked the sea lion fights, the remote lighthouse and the old boathouse. One parks in a large parking lot and takes a bus to the various destinations inside the park. We got there about 10am and there was no crowd, but as we left about 4 pm, the place was jammed. Visit early.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Point Reyes is an amazing place to visit. One would never guess it's less than an hour away from downtown San Francisco. The views once at the end of the park are priceless! I don't believe I've ever been to a more beautiful place in this country! You could make an entire day out of a trip here. Make a... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This national seashore is a huge park with a forest, mountains, ocean, beaches, a creek, and many miles of hiking trails. The water was chilly, about 16C, which cools you down on a hot day. The entrance is free. I was here for the first time and went on trails Bear Valley, Sculptured Beach, Kelham Beach, and back; 13 miles... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place was really beautiful and best of all it was free. A must see on the Pacific Coast Highway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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