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Drakes Beach, California

4.6
#144 of 248 in Beaches in California
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  • Believed to have been visited by Sir Francis Drake in 1579, this 4-mile wide beach is great for walking or just watching. This beach is part of the Point Reyes National Seashore and is a National Hist...  more »
  • Drake’s beach is nice and not as wide open as North or South beach. However it does provide some amenities as there is a visitor’s center with huge restrooms to accommodate larger crowds. There is als...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches in Northern California. Gorgeous panorama, birds flying over the waves, and sea lions playing in it. Tip for those who want to hide from the wind : walk to the right side of the beach, for some reason, it’s protected by the cliffs and really quiet. It’s also probably one of the most kids friendly and safe beaches in Point Reyes. There’s even a small place to grab a coffee. It’s easy to miss it cause it’s not on the road to the lighthouse... But make sure you stop by Drakes Beach when you’re there. it’s totally worth it.
  • Beautiful, once you get there.
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