Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes is probably one of California's most overlooked destinations. Located about 40 miles northwest of San Francisco, this succession of wild beaches appeals to intrepid travelers eager for mile-long trails, diverse wildlife and remote landscapes. Most Point Reyes beaches are accessible by boat or on foot, although some are perfectly accessible by car. These include Great Beach, Limantour Beach, North Beach and Drakes Beach, all of which offer spectacular views of the area's cliffs and cascading headlands. But remember, swimming here is not recommended due to the region's freezing ocean waters and frequent rip currents. Probably one of the most beautiful places on the entire West Coast!