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A Drive Through Time: A Ranching History of Point Reyes National Seashore

Santa Rosa, United States
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60 to 75 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Enjoy this self-guided audio tour on your drive to the Point Reyes Lighthouse!

This is the story of the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore and its odd relationship with the dairy and beef ranches. “Cows in a park?” you might ask? Well, yes. They were here long before the park was formed and are a vital part of present-day Point Reyes. The tour takes you from Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters to the lighthouse through beautiful natural and pastoral landscapes.

Please Note:
If you want to visit the lighthouse itself at the end of the drive, please note that it is closed on certain days of the week. Also, due to its popularity in the winter months, traffic to the lighthouse is sometimes diverted to Drake’s Beach on the weekends where you can hop a shuttle over to the lighthouse. In either case, this tour will take you to the end of your drive. You can check with the rangers or online about the lighthouse schedule.

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Food and drink
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Transportation

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956

The tour takes place in the Point Reyes National Seashore

Stop At: 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA 94956

Our tour begins at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Stop At: Point Reyes Shipwrecks, 12783 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937, USA

Point Reyes has a long history of shipwrecks, the most notable being Sir Frances Drake’s

The Location

Where To Go

Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, USA

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/27/2020 - 11/8/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Santa Rosa, United States

Return details

Lighthouse Visitor Center, 27000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937, USA

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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