Sailboat on Tomales Bay.

June in Point Reyes

The Point Reyes area offers a wide range of outdoor activities that are perfect for June when the weather is generally mild and sunny or cool and foggy — when it gets hot inland, this pulls great walls of fog in from the sea. You can see them in the afternoon, rolling over the tops of Inverness Ridge.

Here are some of the best activities to consider, from Stinson Beach up the coast to Marshall.

Hiking

Tomales Point Trail: A moderate 9.4 mile hike through the Tule Elk Reserve, with views of Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay. You can see elk herds, wildflowers, and coastal scenery along the way.

Chimney Rock Trail: An easy 1.6 mile hike along the grassy bluffs near the lighthouse, with views of elephant seals. You can also see coastal scrubs and buttercups on this kid-friendly trail. On one side you’ll see the ocean and the other is Drakes Bay. If you look across Drakes Bay, you’ll see Limantour Beach. On very clear days, from the very point you can see Twin Peaks in San Francisco.

Alamere Falls Trail: A challenging 13 mile hike to a tidefall waterfall that flows into the ocean. You can also enjoy views of lakes, forests, and cliffs on this popular trail.

Hiking in June in Point Reyes can be different from other months in terms of weather, wildlife, and wildflowers. 

June is also a good time to see nesting birds, such as snowy plovers and black oystercatchers, as well as harbor seals and their pups on some beaches. However, you should avoid disturbing these animals and respect any closures or restrictions. June is also the end of wildflower season, so get out and enjoy the last of the colorful displays along many trails, especially in coastal areas.

Beach activities

June is the perfect time to enjoy the sun, surf, and sand. Some of the popular beaches include Stinson Beach, Limantour Beach, and Bolinas Beach.

Birdwatching

West Marin is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 400 species of birds recorded in the area. Some of the popular birdwatching spots include the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Bolinas Lagoon.

Kayaking & Boating

Kayaking and private boat tours are a fun and exciting way to explore the coastline and waterways. Several companies offer kayak rentals and tours. 

Camping

Some of the popular campgrounds include Olema Campground, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and Point Reyes National Seashore. Click here to learn more about camping within Point Reyes National Seashore.

Summer squash being weighed by woman at the farmers market.

Farmers Market

In addition to local, organic produce, the market also features artisanal foods and products like baked goods, cheese, honey, jams, and more. These products are made by local artisans and reflect the unique flavors and culture of the Point Reyes area. 

You’ll also enjoy live music, a chair massage station, food trucks and activities for the kids.

Harbor Seals 

Silvery speckled Harbor Seals are pupping in June. You can spot them sunning themselves en masse at Point Reyes Headland, lazing about on sandbars and on pocket beaches along the coast. 

Western Snowy Plovers

The breeding season for Snowy Plovers in Point Reyes goes from March-September. Please be extra careful not to disturb their nesting grounds. You can learn more about Snowy Plovers and the ongoing conservation efforts in Point Reyes here.

Western Weekend parade of horses on Main Street.

Western Weekend

Western Weekend in downtown Point Reyes Station is an annual community event that takes place in June, featuring a parade, a chili cook-off, live music, a Western Barn Dance, and other activities that celebrate the area’s agricultural heritage and culture. 

Various events and festivities happen on Saturday, and the Barn Dance goes from 6-9 at the Dance Palace. It’s a great time for everyone, and the musicians are fantastic. 

The parade is at noon on Sunday. Main Street in downtown Point Reyes will be closed to traffic for the parade. After the parade there will be a big chicken bbq, tacos, desserts, the chili cook-off — all happening around Toby’s Feed Barn.

Check the event calendar for details.

June Featured Hike

Laguna-Coast Loop

Map of Point Reyes coastal trail.

This kid-friendly hike offers gorgeous views of the ocean, a scramble exploration of rock formations and a walk through classic California coastal scrub. 

Hike Details

Loop 4.6 miles

For complete details on this hike, a detailed map, lots of trail photos — plus plants and animals you’ll spot on this trail, go to:

https://www.pointreyesnature.com/laguna-coast-loop
get the hiking guide pdf here

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Before planning your trip and activities in Point Reyes, it’s important to check for road, trail and beach closures. 

Closures can be complete or partial, and can happen for a variety of reasons such as weather or protecting vulnerable wildlife at specific times in their breeding cycles. 

Find the latest information on current conditions at Point Reyes here.

Things To Do And Eat In Point Reyes: June

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Where To Stay In Point Reyes

Japanese style bed and breakfast Inverness screen door and bamboo.

Inverness Ridge B&B: Woods Room

A lovely Japanese style suite with a private deck thick with trees and bamboo. A real jewel of serenity up on the Inverness Ridge.

Dining table with view of Inverness Ridge and Tomales Bay.

Point Reyes: Ridge View

You’ll never tire of the views and wide open sky when you stay on the Point Reyes Mesa. This large guest suite just outside of…

Point Reyes birdwatching guide, binoculars, tea.

Inverness Ridge Bed & Breakfast: Bay Room

Soaring vaulted ceiling, tall picture window looking out into the vast treeline of Inverness Ridge. Delicious organic breakfast and afternoon tea, cheese and wine on…

Woman sitting at a table with wine and snacks.

Farmer’s Parlor

It’s your own private happy hour with a big sky over grazing horses every night at sunset from your glassed-in porch. After that, leap into…

Man and woman playing a board game in an enclosed patio.

Berry Vine Cottage

Your covered screened porch is like having a second living room, complete with dining area for serving brunch and a futon for afternoon naps.

Living room with deck facing Tomales Bay and Point Reyes.

Inverness: Walt’s Cottage

Stay in this romantic one bedroom cottage in Inverness, right on the water. Incredible views of Tomales Bay from every room, and a sunny deck…

View of Tomales Bay and Inverness Ridge from sunny deck.

Point Reyes Station: Bay View Room

A large guest suite with unforgettable views of Tomales Bay and Inverness Ridge. Hang out on the sunny deck with a glass of wine and…

Woman in a bedroom with windows and large bed.

The Nest

Enjoy the best views on the property — and there’s no one watching you back! Inspiring enough to start writing your memoirs from the big…

The Best Places To Eat In Point Reyes

Painted mural, chairs and table.

Side Street Kitchen

If you’re in Point Reyes Station, stop in and try our newest restaurant. It’s across the street from Cowgirl Creamery, just a few paces off…

Station House Cafe dining room with art.

Station House Cafe

Station House Cafe in downtown Point Reyes Station is a local favorite for everything from hearty brunch to decadent burgers + fries to meal size…

Inverness Park Market fruit, groceries and deli.

Inverness Park Market

The place to go to pack an epic picnic basket — or grab a fantastic meal at their gourmet delicatessen. IP Market is a mainstay…

Tap Room Inverness server talking to diners.

Tap Room

A small local gastropub serving local, seasonal and organic comfort food. Want to go where the locals go? This is it. And even though this…