Drakes Beach

Sir Francis Drake Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


A wide stretch of beach backed by dramatic white sandstone cliffs makes this a very popular place. Drive-up access, a small café and a visitor center add to its appeal. The sands of the Drakes Bay cliffs were deposited in a shallow sea 10–13 million years ago, compacted, then uplifted. Erosion has revealed the striations of this story in the cliff faces.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 6:00am - 12:00am
    Monday 6:00am - 12:00am
    Tuesday 6:00am - 12:00am
    Wednesday 6:00am - 12:00am
    Thursday 6:00am - 12:00am
    Friday 6:00am - 12:00am
    Saturday 6:00am - 12:00am

Drakes Beach: From the Parents


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