Explore the S.S. Point Reyes Shipwreck

Point Reyes Shipwreck - Search Nearby - Added by Gaby Colletta

Explore the shipwreck of a 380-foot cargo steamship that grazed the land of Inverness over 100 years ago

Explore the shipwreck of the S.S. Point Reyes, perched on a sand bar off the shoreline of Tomales Bay. It is located in the small town of Inverness, just behind the grocery store. If you are driving North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd it will be on your right side. Parking is easy and you will see a small picnic area just footsteps away from the abandoned boat.

This is a great little detour if you are exploring Point Reyes for the day. Plan for a 10 minute pull-over. Great spot for photo buffs - beautiful rusting colors, with the backdrop of low-tide wetlands. You can hop inside the boat, too, where you'll find some interesting graffiti.

Recommend shooting around sunset - the golden hour light makes reflections quite lovely.

Nearby attractions: A beautiful tunnel of Cyprus Trees 10 minutes away. The Pt Reyes Shoreline and Lighthouse.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Picturesque spot

This is a must-have photo of Western Marin County. However, the description, "380 foot cargo ship" is way off. This is about a 38 foot fishing boat.

Must See

With easy parking right off the main highway, it is a quick and must see spot! I also would add that you should absolutely try and go at high tide as the reflections add a really beautiful element.

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