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Nice beach, watch for elk

We spent 1+ hours walking the beach, teens playing and exploring in the surf. Nice beach, not... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Elephant Seal viewing February - April

This is a great beach - early in the year you can view Elephant Seals - one of the few spots in... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Shelley C
Novato, California
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Drakes Beach Rd, At Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We spent 1+ hours walking the beach, teens playing and exploring in the surf. Nice beach, not crowded mid-week. Visitors center was closed during the week, but the restrooms were still available. We had seen some bull elk in a field with some cattle, back...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This is a great beach - early in the year you can view Elephant Seals - one of the few spots in Northern California - view adults and pups. After the adults leave, pups are still there learning to fish and having a grand time....More

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Drake’s beach has like a four mile beach. The entire area is flaked with golden cliffs dropping into the Pacific Ocean. There are several small town on the way. Stop in Olema at Sir and Star for dinner!

1  Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Drakes Beach Elephant Seals Point Reyes National Seashore Drakes Beach is really pretty. It's not where the Point Reyes lighthouse is, but it's right down the road from here. Parking is plentiful, even though it usually appears packed from a distance. The road to here...More

2  Thank zboxman94506
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this place In the evening. No one was even there so it's like we had the whole beach to ourselves. Visitor center closes at 4:30pm which we missed out on.

Thank Aleksandr K
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I think I could spend days here; a few hours doesn't do it justice. We had a twisty turning drive down route 1; arrived at Point Reyes, already tired. A quick snack revived us and we had a good explore of Drake Beach. Very quiet,...More

Thank alice w
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Was really excited to visit Point Reyes National Seashore after reading alot of reviews. The whole area, inclusive of Tomales Bay, is nice. Bear Valley Visitors Center was nice too. But.....there is SO MUCH beautiful coastline...I felt this was just average. Had read that Drake's...More

1  Thank miggy2016
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had planned to visit Drake's Beach on our visit to the Point Reyes National Seashore. Unfortunately they are doing construction on the road to the beach and it is closed to vehicular traffic.

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Tremendous views from the top of the trail. Elephant seals and tule elk. Beautiful vistas. Beautiful drive to beach, rolling green hills and dairies.

Thank Vickie T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Purportedly Francis Drake spent some time here repairing his ship. On a nice day you can walk the beach to the sight where he may have harbored. Who really knows? Otherwise, picnic, swim, surf and just enjoy. October could be the best month. The sea...More

1  Thank Zoom_Gotti
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