Photo by Eleonora Patricola on Unsplash
Photo by Eleonora Patricola on Unsplash
Eleonora Patricola

The Magical Reyes Point Lighthouse

Take a trip to one of northern California’s greatest hidden gems

If you’re looking for an escape from the 21st-century noise, Point Reyes needs to be added to your bucket list. 

As you hit the road, expect the kind of drive that’s Instagram-worthy at every turn. As one approaches the lighthouse,  nature cranks up the volume on its beauty, leading you to a rugged cliff-edge marvel: the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

Scenery during the hike to the lighthouse, October 6th (Nathan Azevedo Espindula)

After parking, be ready for a hike that’s all about the build-up. As you get closer the views scale up from ‘nice’ to ‘let’s never leave?’ And then, there it is—the lighthouse. 

Reyes Point lighthouse, October 6th (Nathan Azevedo Espindula )

This place is an antidote to modern life. No gigantic parking lots or Walmarts, just the earth, the sea, the sky, and you. 

Few of the sea from the lighthouse, October 6 (Nathan Azevedo Espindula)

In Point Reyes, every moment feels like a throwback to when times were simpler and memories were handcrafted.

So, when you’re craving an experience that’s genuine and untouched, where every snapshot is a postcard, Point Reyes is it. It’s not just about disconnecting; it’s about reconnecting—with history, with nature, and maybe, with a part of yourself that’s been waiting to resurface.

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    Laura HanesNov 13, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    I grew up in that area but never made the visit to the lighthouse. Now, after reading your words, I’m interested in making the journey!

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      Nathan EspindulaNov 15, 2023 at 6:43 pm

      The lighthouse is amazing! A lot of stairs, but it is worth it haha !