Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • This is a lovely beach but the only caveat is that, if you have mobility problems, you will want to forego it. The parking lot is about a five minute trek to the beach and the trail is dirt and sand.  more »
  • On the day of our visit, Bear Valley was closed due to the pandemic and road construction. Detour took us to a surprising discovery of Limantour Beach. Right next to the free parking site is the...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
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