Love You Some Limantour

Spend the Afternoon at Limantour Beach in Point Reyes

When life gives you lemons, make Limantour your beach du jour. And take your four-legged friend! A lot of places in Point Reyes National Seashore don’t allow dogs, but Limantour Beach has split the difference, offering ample dog-friendly space that’s bluffing beautiful.

More than 2 miles in length, Limantour is also wide, with dunes backing you up at windy points. The ocean vistas go on and on. There’s also abundant bird life and heaving tides.

Pack all the provisions for a picnic and bring some lawn chairs and a Frisbee. Walk the sand or sit and watch the low-sitting sun cast its golden moments over sand and sea.

Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore

Mid-afternoons during autumn can be spectacular here—sunny, clear, and good enough to wear shorts … sometimes (check the forecast). Good tidings for fall!

BONUS: This weekend marks the reopening of the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse to visitors. The site was closed for over a year for a rehabilitation project, now complete!

To reach Limantour Beach from Point Reyes’ Bear Valley Visitor Center: Make a left on Bear Valley Rd., and make another left on Limantour Rd. Follow it all the way to the end, park, and walk 5 minutes to the beach. It can get very windy here. Dog-friendly on the southeast section of the beach!

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