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About Limantour Beach in Point Reyes Station, California

Limantour Beach is a south-facing beach on a sand spit between Drakes Bay and the Limantour Estero esturary. Limantour Beach has a nice large parking lot near the beach. Trails take you through the wetlands to the beach and beyond. Here you can hike for days along the spit, around the estuary and waterways, and even head to a backcountry camp at Santa Maria Beach to the south via the sandy shore or the Coast Trail. This is a great place to beachcomb and look for birds and other animals. The beach ends at a scenic spot with dunes where Limantour Estero and Drakes Estero come together. Pack and dress appropriately for the cool damp weather out in this rugged part of the country. The water is cold here, but due to protection from the west, Drakes Bay is usually a safe swimming area.

To get here follow directions to the Bear Valley Visitor Center in Point Reyes National Seashore, then drive the Limantour Road out to the end at the Limantour Spit. Hostelling International operates the Point Reyes Hostel which is about a mile from the beach.

1390 Limantour Spit Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Park Name
Point Reyes National Seashore, Estero de Limantour State Marine Reserve
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash south of the beach access
Free parking
Hiking, Birdwatching, Wildlife Watching, Beachcombing, Beach Walking, Swimming
Restrooms, Hostel, Wetlands, Trails
Map of Limantour Beach
Inverness, US
2:24 pm, July 18, 2024
temperature icon 86°F
L: 55° H: 86°
Feels like 99.01 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 8 m/s
UV Index: 10.18
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 6 km
Sunrise: 6:03 am
Sunset: 8:31 pm
Humidity 78 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 8 m/s

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