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About Point Reyes North Beach in Inverness, California

North Beach at Point Reyes Beach is the northern access point to an 11-mile long beach on the west side of Point Reyes National Seashore. Beachcombing is probably the biggest activity here with a huge expanse of beach and powerful waves hurling goodies onto the sand. You can walk for miles in both directions and drift logs provide resting options along the shore. High tides can trap beach walkers against the cliffs in some areas so head back to your car well before high tide. The parking lot at North Beach is just off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on the way to the Point Reyes Lighthouse. This paved lot is surrounded by dunes and feels very remote and exposed to the power of the ocean as it is. Dangerous swimming conditions exist here with strong rip currents and sneaker waves not to mention the cold water. Bring warm clothes at Point Reyes Beach because it can be windy and foggy out here. Drakes Beach is nearby on the other side of the peninsula and is less exposed to the wind and the waves as Point Reyes Beach is.

Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness, CA 94937
Park Name
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking
Beachcombing, Beach Walking
Restrooms, Driftwood, Dunes
Map of Point Reyes North Beach
Inverness, US
4:56 am, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 50°F
L: 50° H: 53°
Feels like 42.91 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 9 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:37 pm
Humidity 90 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 9 m/s

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