Point Reyes

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people.

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The Whale Trail

Address / Contact

Point Reyes National Seashore

1 Bear Valley Rd.

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


415-464-5100 x2 x5

663-8522 x2 x5


The Lighthouse Visitor Center is open Fridays through Mondays from 10 .am. to 4:30 p.m.


The stairs leading down to the Lighthouse, the exhibits in the lower Lighthouse chamber, and the Equipment Building is open (weather permitting) Fridays through Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Check the Point Reyes "Planning Your Visit" section for more seasonal information related to whale watching.

Park Information


  • restrooms
  • telephone
  • accessible

Travel Tips

The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries