Point Reyes National Seashore


Point Reyes National Seashore has over 70,000 acres and 150 miles of hiking trails, with over 2.5 million visitors a year. It is a good place for photographing old buildings, beaches, mountains, forests, wildlife, wildflowers, and misty scenes at any time of year.


The Seasons



Afternoon fog is rare and "Indian Summer" takes hold. It is often warmer in the fall, than in the summer. September is the warmest month on average. In fall, subjects will typically be weathered buildings, beaches, the sea, Tule Elk, coastal bluffs, and inland forests. The odds of warm days and clear skies are high, up until the end of October.



The park is quieter at this time of year. Visitation goes down, and animals are not as active. The weather is active though, this can lead to dramatic lighting. Winter can be cold, but this is California, so it's not that cold.



Everything is green. The grasslands of the park can remind one of Scotland or Ireland. Animals are active too!



Summer is often as cold as winter, which can be a respite from high inland temperatures.

2023 Workshops




Winter in Point Reyes

Saturday, March 11th

Noon to 6:00 PM   $125

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Spring in Point Reyes

2023 Date TBD

1:30 PM to 7:30 PM   $125

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Early Winter in Point Reyes

Saturday, February 4th

11:30 AM to 5:30 PM   $125

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Fall in Point Reyes

2023 Date TBD

12:30 PM to 6:30 PM   $125

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Summer in Point Reyes

2023 Date TBD

2:30 PM to 8:30 PM   $125

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