One of the most popular summer destinations in the Point Reyes National Seashore has closed for the next four months to accommodate road repairs and wetland restoration.
From Monday, May 3, 2021, through Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Drakes Beach area of Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed. Drakes Beach Road will be closed at its junction with Sir Frances Drake Boulevard. The road closure is part of the park’s two-year Federal Highway Administration and County of Marin road improvement project.
During this time, the wetland area that was paved over in the 1960s to create the western section of the Drakes Beach parking lot will be restored to its natural hydrologic function. The Drakes Beach parking lot will also be reconfigured to maximize the remaining available space and to create a more efficient flow of traffic.
Many areas of the park remain open for all to enjoy. Visitors are reminded to recreate responsibly—please bring your own water, snacks, and hand sanitizer, and please pick up your trash. Coastal weather can change quickly so it is best to wear layers and check the weather forecast before leaving your home. Remember to take only pictures and practice Leave No Trace. For current road and trail conditions, visit the park’s website and social media.