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Point Reyes: A seashore sanctuary

Point Reyes shore

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Untouched wild space

There are few places along the California coast that remain relatively untouched. Beach front property has always been at a premium, so finding wild, undeveloped areas is rare. Point Reyes National Seashore offers just such a sanctuary. Once home to the Coast Miwok Indians, the first residents of the peninsula, and later home to explorers, missionaries and ranchers, the shoreline is a place for not only those who love nature but also those who love history.