Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
Please note: Leashed dogs are allowed on the southeast end of this beach (to the left as you face Drakes Bay) until the beach starts to get rocky. Pets must be on a 6-foot-long or shorter leash at all times. Pets are not permitted to the northwest as this area is protected habitat for harbor seals and the endangered snowy plover.
This two-mile-long, narrow spit of sand bound between Drakes Bay and an estuary is a bountiful wildlife area.
Scores of shorebirds feed in the wetlands and along the beaches during the fall. Ducks abound in winter at old, freshwater stock ponds created during the peninsula's ranching era.
Harbor seals often are seen bobbing offshore in the gentle waves or basking in the sun's warmth.
Mother gray whales guide their calves along the shoreline during the spring.
Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints
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