Beach Bonfire at Drake's Beach, Pt. Reyes

Drakes Beach, Point Reyes Station, California, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Enjoy the day and a sunset at this scenic Point Reyes Beach. Spend time with food and friends around a beach bonfire This is one of the few Bay Area beaches that allows bonfires. Don't forget to pick up a fire permit on the day of your outing.

Named after the famed explorer, Sir Francis Drake, Drakes Beach is part of the scenic Point Reyes National Seashore. If you're looking to spend a day and an evening at the beach, grab some snacks and some firewood and head out to Drakes Beach.

Key things to remember with the bonfire:

  • Build the fire below the high-tide line
  • Keep the fire at least 30 feet from vegetation
  • The fire should not be more than 3 feet in diameter
  • According to national park rules, the fire must be out by midnight.
  • Remember when putting out the fire, it's best to do so with a bucket of water. If you cover it with sand, the hot coals can be dangerous for anyone walking on the beach.

You can get more information on the beach and having a bonfire from Nps.gov or by calling the Bear Valley Visitor Center at (415) 464-5100 x2 x5.

If you're looking to pick up some snacks for the beach, consider stopping by Cowgirl Creamery or Marin Sun Farms.

Photos: Miwok; Helen Ojha; Wooter Kiel

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  • Fire permit
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Layers
  • Firewood
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If you're looking for a rad getaway from the city and to chill out on the beach, seriously, this is the jam!

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Grant Nyquist Admin

I'm basically awesome, more basic though

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