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Point Reyes: A seashore sanctuary

Sunset at Point Reyes

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Protected spots

Because this is a preserve for wildlife, there are areas that are closed off to help protect wildlife from humans. For instance, some areas that are usually open may be closed off for portions of the year, such as sections of beach where harbor seals give birth and nurse their pups. So when visiting, be sure to check out park announcements and plan your trip so that you can see as much as possible while also respecting the wildlife this preserve protects.