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Drake's Bay from Elephant Seal Lookout at Chimney Rock

Drake's Bay from Elephant Seal Lookout at Chimney Rock

On the long road to the Point Reyes lighthouse, is a trail worth making into a side trip. Chimney Rock is a short trail high on a bluff with views of spring wildflowers and of Drake’s Bay with its elephant seals. The seals are visible from a lookout; access to the beach where the seals rest is prohibited.

An old US Coast Guard Lifeboat Station can be seen on this string of coves.

US Coastguard Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock

Old US Coastguard Lifeboat Station in Drake's Bay

Springtime is a good time to visit as migrating whales can be seen off the coast. And the hillsides are colorfully blanketed with a variety of wildflowers.

Wild iris at Chimney Rock, Point Reyes

Wild iris at Chimney Rock, Point Reyes

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