Virtual Guidebook to Marin and the North Bay Counties
Point Reyes Beach
Point Reyes National Seashore California


Point Reyes Beach has also been called Ten Mile Beach and it runs almost the length of the peninsula, spanning between the rocky headlands of Pierce Point in the north and Point Reyes itself in the south. It can be reached at four places, Kehoe Beach and Abbotts Lagoon in the north both with short trails and tidal lagoons, plus two access roads further south .

This long straight strip of sand backed by dunes faces right into the northwest swell and has high and dangerous surf year around. It is a good walking beach, though after winter storms it may be scalloped so deeply you will be walking up and down hill all the time.



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Abbotts Lagoon, a drowned valley dammed up by a beach ridge

(January 14, 2007)


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Abbotts Lagoon at the north end of Point Reyes Beach

(January 14, 2007)


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Removal of European dune grass from the dunes at Abbotts Lagoon

(January 14, 2007)


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