Point Reyes National Seashore
The best places to view wildlife near San Francisco are locations where you can view them in their natural habitat
There’s warmer weather and wine country, sunshine and surf, breezy beaches, nature preserves, mountains and music festivals. These five well-known destinations are within a 200 mile drive and worth setting out early to spend the day, although longer stays are even better. We include a few tidbits about what’s new at each spot.
A dead whale washed up on a Point Reyes National Seashore beach this week is the latest of many reported in Northern California this spring, but experts said Wednesday that the influx is probably caused more by strong winds and a large whale population in the area than by any increase in mortality.
A popular hiking trail in Point Reyes National Seashore will likely never be repaired after the ground gave way Saturday, sending two hikers tumbling 70-feet, leaving one dead.
The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.
Officials with Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experiment next week to reduce the invasive plant species on about 12 acres of national parkland.
Marine biologists are headed out to a beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore Friday morning to examine a rare pygmy sperm whale that washed up on the beach yesterday.
If you’re hoping to see some seals on the North Bay’s seashore, a bus shuttle service starting Friday will help you do just that.
The National Park Service announced a joint filing of a settlement agreement Monday that would end ongoing litigation between Drakes Bay Oyster Company pending a U.S. District Court’s approval.
A Tomales Bay oyster business and several Marin County restaurants have sued the U.S. Interior Department in federal court in San Francisco in a bid to block the July 31 closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.