Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

#3 of 7 in Parks in Point Reyes National Seashore
A sand spit dividing a bay from an estuary, Limantour Beach offers opportunities for hiking, beachcombing, and bird and wildlife watching. Many hiking trails will take you through the wetlands and around the estuary--dress warmly for cool and damp weather. Though this is a swimming beach, think twice before putting on your bathing suit and jumping into the cold water. If you'd rather stay warm and dry, walk to the tip of the spit, where you'll find a scenic spot where the river meets the bay. To visit Limantour Beach and other attractions in Point Reyes National Seashore, use our Point Reyes National Seashore trip planner .
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  • As most of the other beaches were closed or flooded out, we were happy that we could still come here and enjoy an afternoon by the sea.  more »
  • My son and I parked near the hostel and walked to the beach. It is a gravel road and not very scenic or interesting except for the marsh area but an easy 2 mile walk but next time would drive to the b...  more »
  • We had an amazing day at Limantour beach. I have not been to this beach in several years as I have been busy in other parts of the park. I was very surprised at my last visit to see how perfect and beautiful everything still was. We saw several deer on our hike and even in Winter the weather was very temperate and we did not need many layers.
  • Good trail access and large parking lot for horse rigs and staging. There are a lot of gnats, so use the fly mask for horses and fly spray. You can connect to the beautiful Coastal Trail through the back access, behind the restrooms. This trail goes for miles and the most scenic in Point Reyes.

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