Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Reyes National Seashore

4.5
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Marin County
Offering miles of unspoiled coastline, Point Reyes Lighthouse preserves 28,750 hectares (71,000 acres) of coastal beaches, estuaries, headlands, and wildlife. Start at the visitor center for up-to-date information on the park and the activities available. For wildlife sightings, try the northern part of the peninsula, which is home to a reserve for tule elk and shorebirds. The beaches are excellent viewing spots for whales--especially for the annual migration of gray whales. The seashore provides ample opportunity for bird watching. The park offers 240 km (150 mi) of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You can get a feel for the ancient people who lived in the area by touring the Coast Miwok Village at Kule Loklo or see what's left of a dairy ranch from the 1850s. The Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is designated a National Historic Landmark. Point Reyes Lighthouse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Point Reyes National Seashore Edition.
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  • The lighthouse was closed in early July. We stopped at the Elephant Seal Overlook. We saw about five elephant seals on the far beach. The views was wonderful. It was windy on the overlook cliff. We ha...  more »
  • Such an amazing experience... we drove up the coast from an early morning hike at Muir Woods... such spectacular views ... coastal route was a long drive... but worth it. There are working bathrooms a...  more »
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