"What a coast line..." Top 5 Page for this destination Point Reyes Station by gubbi1

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My idea for a day out north of San Francisco was to see some of the shore line. In a book I found a photo of a view over the steep cliffs of Point Reyes, which fascinated me. So I took the car and drove the HW 101 through SF, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and continued on HW1 towards Inverness. Around there the signs already point out Point Reyes. Now it is still several miles to drive, and it still takes its time to reach the destination. But all the region has its charm with breathtaking views over the wide open landscape.
My first destination was unplanned. I wanted to see the lighthouse, but took the wrong street and ended up at Drakes Beach. This area located in the Drakes Bay is a historical area. It received its name from Sir Francis Drake, who is believed to have stranded here and had first contact to the natives. Based is this believe on a coin found in the closer region dating to the time of Sir Francis Drake. In the visitor center at the Drake Beach you can have a look at an exhibition explaining the history of this man.

After having a look at the Visitor Center I continued further to check out the lighthouse. This was really worth the trip, not just the lighthouse itself, but the whole area around it: nice views over the coast line, watching sea lions and the lighthouse located on a huge rock above the wild sea.

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  • Pros:Breathtaking views!
  • In a nutshell:Really worth the trip!
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    I have not been out that way, and now wonder if I have time to see this site, as a jump off spot.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Hello, Christian ! Thanks a lot for your page! Good luck in the future! ~

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2009 at 5:06 AM

    Interesting tips about the machinery of the light house.

  • Laura_Mexico's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Hmmm, interesting to read and see pics from a place I had never heard of and which I didn't even know existed. What were u doing so far from home!? Nice pics... cheers from Mexico!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Certainly a spectacular coastline. And seals as well......


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