SENIORS VISIT CALIFORNIA



Seniors Discover Point Reyes

Wikipedia notes that Point Reyes  is a prominent cape and popular northern California senior tourist destination on the Pacific Coast. It’s about 30 miles northwest of San Francisco and the headland is protected as part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. It’s a Natural Sanctuary, a human haven.

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers senior visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Have fun in the Point Reyes National Seashore or the among the towering redwoods of Muir Woods. Enjoy the wealth of events that take place year-round in West Marin/Point Reyes National Seashore.

Point Reyes’ first inhabitants, the Coast Miwok, have left evidence of well over a hundred encampments on the peninsula, with a population estimated to have been nearly 3,000. Seasonal hunters and gatherers, rather than cultivators, they were nourished by fish, clams, mussels, and crab, in addition to the deer, elk, bear, mud hen, geese, and small game they hunted with spears and bows.

ABC says YES to Point Reyes

ABC News cited Point Reyes as being one of the “Most Beautiful Places in America.” They called it a “Slice of Heaven on Earth,” so senior travelers, plan on spending some quality time in and around Point Reyes. Point Reyes’ beauty today lies in the sensory overload senior visitors experience as soon as you step outdoors. “The panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean fill your eyes; the smell of sea air mixed with the area’s fir, pine and eucalyptus trees consumes your nose; the sand of the sea touches your feet; and, for your ears, there’s a virtual cacophony considering half of all North American birdlife can be found at Point Reyes.”

TripAdvisor advises a visit to the Point Reyes Station. Not only will you discover a neat lighthouse, but hiking trails, Heart’s Desire Beach and a plethora of other attractions that will keep you glued to the area. The Point Reyes Station Travel Guide will continue to fill in your itinerary with a visit to Alamere Falls and Tomales Point. A host of recreational areas as well as state and federal parks will keep you busy viewing abundant wildlife, exploring miles of beaches and tide pools and gathering wildflowers.

So let’s go to Point Reyes and enjoy some of the wonderful natural scenery. You’ll love cruising the Point Reyes National Seashore. Plan on spending at least a full day just exploring along the coast. jeb

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