Point Reyes National Seashore

The Tomales Bay Resort is surrounded by The Point Reyes National Seashore Park which is open year 'round, rarely will you see a closed gate. The Park Headquarters/Visitor's Center is located in Olema, about 6 miles south from the Resort.

Point Reyes National Seashore Fun Facts:

  • The Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses more than 71,000 acres. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal grasslands, salt marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline.
  • The Point Reyes Peninsula is rich in biological diversity. Over 45% of North American bird species have been sighted in the park, and close to 20% of California's plant species grow here
  • The park was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
  • The Point Reyes Lighthouse, built in 1870, is open to visitors and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Wildlife abounds throughout the seashore. Native land animals number about 37 species.
  • The park features a Tule Elk Preserve. You may also glimpse a coyote, raccoon, white deer, fox, or river otter.
  • Along the coast, you may see marine mammals such as whales, elephant seals and sea lions.

For detailed information about the park:   National Park Service