Places to visit in Point Reyes National Seashore

If you’re around the San Fransisco region, make sure you visit Point Reyes National Seashore too. If you like nature and hiking around, that place will be something you like.
We can recommend driving to Point Reyes super early in the morning so you will catch the sunrise.
Where to catch the sunrise is up to you…we decided to watch it at the boat wreck in Inverness. And we can say – it was magical. The light was awesome! So far, the most beautiful sunrise we have ever seen somewhere.

Here’s a little guide for you where to stop at the Point Reyes National Seashore:

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Point Reyes Shipwreck:

Beached on a sandbar in Inverness you will find the Tomales Bay Shipwreck or the S.S. Point Reyes, the fishing boat was once in danger of being removed, but it was local photographers who saved it.
How to find it: As you drive through Inverness, CA, on Sir Francis Drake Blvd, you’ll find the boat behind the Inverness Store. There’s parking along Tomales Bay, with a short walk to the ship. Don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting a little wet. Click here.


Cypress tree tunnel:

A super popular place, and I’m sure you already have seen a lot of pictures on Instagram. We went there after sunrise, and it was beautiful, but we also heard it is incredible during sunset. Throughout the day, it can get packed, and there are many other photographers.
How to find it: Click here

Point Reyes Lighthouse:

It was closed because of restoration, so make sure you will check if it’s open before you get there. Here you can find the information. If you can, visit the lighthouse – great for you. If not… don’t be too sad. The area around the lighthouse also looks awesome and is worth a visit. We walked around up there and even saw whales in the ocean.
How to find it: Click here


Chimney Rock:

Another awesome place to stroll around and enjoy the beautiful nature at the Point Reyes National Seashore. You can go to the Elephant Seal Overlook, or you can walk to the historical Lifeboat Station. Here you can download the Chimney Rock Area map.
How to find it: Click here

Wildcat Beach and Alamere Falls:

Alamere Falls is special. It is not a waterfall; it’s a tidefall (which drops directly onto a beach). There are just two tidefalls in California – this one here and the McWay Falls in Big Sur).
The Alamere Falls is most impressive during the rainy winter season, but you can visit it all year round.
How to find it: Click here. It’s a more than 5-mile hike (one way), bring enough water with you.

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