A Drive Through Time: A Ranching History of Point Reyes National Seashore

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  • Audio Guide
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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

Enjoy this self-guided audio tour on your drive to the Point Reyes Lighthouse! This is the story of the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore and its odd relationship with the dairy and beef ranches. “Cows in a park?” you might ask? Well, yes. They were here long before the park was formed and are a vital part of present-day Point Reyes. The tour takes you from Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters to the lighthouse through beautiful natural and pastoral landscapes. Please Note: If you want to visit the lighthouse itself at the end of the drive, please note that it is closed on certain days of the week. Also, due to its popularity in the winter months, traffic to the lighthouse is sometimes diverted to Drake’s Beach on the weekends where you can hop a shuttle over to the lighthouse. In either case, this tour will take you to the end of your drive. You can check with the rangers or online about the lighthouse schedule.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Point Reyes National Seashore

The tour takes place in the Point Reyes National Seashore

Stop At: Bear Valley Visitor Center

Our tour begins at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

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Point Reyes has a long history of shipwrecks, the most notable being Sir Frances Drake’s Golden Hind. Along the tour you can see a Point Reyes fishing boat which is a photographers delight!

Stop At: Point Reyes Lighthouse

This tour takes you to the Pt. Reyes lighthouse. If you want to visit the lighthouse itself at the end of the drive, please note that it is closed on certain days of the week. Also, due to its popularity in the winter months, traffic to the lighthouse is sometimes diverted to Drake’s Beach on the weekends where you can hop a shuttle over to the lighthouse. In either case, this tour will take you to the end of your drive. You can check with the rangers or online about the lighthouse schedule.
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