Point Reyes Lighthouse

Point Reyes Lighthouse information

Opening hours
lighthouse 10am-4:30pm Fri-Mon, lens room 2:30-4pm Fri-Mon
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Lonely Planet review

At the very end of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, with wild terrain and ferocious winds, this spot feels like the end of the earth and offers the best whale-watching along the coast. The lighthouse sits below the headlands; to reach it requires descending over 300 stairs. Nearby Chimney Rock is a fine short hike, especially in spring when the wildflowers are blossoming. A nearby viewing area allows you to spy on the park’s elephant seal colony .

Keep back from the water’s edge at the exposed North Beach and South Beach, as people have been dragged in and drowned by frequent rogue waves.