5 Reasons Why You Need To Explore Point Reyes

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Just over an hour's drive from San Francisco lies Point Reyes, one of the most beautiful spots on the West Coast. It's probably on your radar and maybe even at the top of your bucket list. With the holiday weekend coming up (January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day), it's a great time to make that short drive and explore this local treasure.


1. Explore the Point Reyes Shipwreck

This is a great little detour if you are exploring Point Reyes for the day. Pull off the side of the road and spend 10 minutes wandering about and snapping some photos. Learn more.

2. Explore the Cypress Tree Tunnel

Loved by Bay Area locals, this tucked away spot in the Point Reyes National Seashore is perfect for photographers hoping to capture early morning sun rays, or for anyone in need of some moments of solitude. Learn more.

3. Hike to the End of Point Reyes at Tomales Point

This hike will take you through the Tule Elk Preserve in Point Reyes Nation Seashore, and offers fantastic views of Bodega and Tomales Bay, as well as the Pacific Ocean. Throughout the hike, it is not uncommon to see many different types of wildlife, so make sure to leave no trace in their natural environment. Learn more.

4. Hike to Alamere Falls

If you’ve been in the Bay for a little while, we know you’ve heard of Alamere Falls. Use your trip up to Point Reyes as an excuse to finally knock this one off the bucket list. Learn more.

5. Coastal Camping at Point Reyes

You’ll probably love Point Reyes enough to want to spend more than just a day there. If you can snag a reservation, this is a great spot for coastal camping. Learn more.

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