Point Reyes Station in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
• Pass Point Reyes late December through early February.
•Mexico to Artic feeding grounds
•Pass Point Reyes early March through early May.
California gray whales pass Point Reyes on their seasonal migrations, and often you can see them from this area. The best views are from high ground near the water where you can look down as well as out to sea.
In the spring whales stay close to shore. Look for them just beyond the breakers off the beaches, or next to the rocky walls of the Point Reyes Headlands. Whales pass in the winter also, but they are usually farther offshore.
Spot gray whales by their spouts — air exhaled through their blowholes that rises 10-15 feet and condenses into a white vapor.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 59.766′ N, 122° 58.71′ W. Marker is in Point Reyes Station, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Chimney Rock Road. Click for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Marker is in this post office area: Point Reyes Station CA 94956, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Sea Life in These Waters (here, next to this marker); Point Reyes Conglomerate (approx. 2.3 miles away); Point Reyes Light Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Common Murres (approx. 2.3 miles away); Point Reyes Light (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Rock Plants (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nova Albion (approx. 2.4 miles away); Portus Novae Albionus (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Point Reyes Station.
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