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Point Reyes National Seashore, California, United States

Abbotts Lagoon

Short hike to the beach in Point Reyes National Seashore

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.8 miles / 4.5 km
Duration: 1-3 hours
 
Overview: This is a pretty easy out in Point Reyes, California. It is a great place to go to a quiet beach if you aren't against having to hike a little bit for it. Along the way there are lots of flowers, wildlife, and nice view points of the lagoon.

Points of Interest

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Abbotts Lagoon Trailhead

The Trailhead has a parking lot with several parking spots and bathroom. There is a sign with a map and information about the trail.
Junction
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Junction

A trail turns up the which is a good place if you want a more aerial view of the lagoon. But if you want to go to the beach keep going straight.
Water
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Bridge

There is a bridge that crosses the lagoon that give a nice view of the lagoon in both directions.
Water
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Beach

Here there is a beach that stretches very far in both directions. Since it is a bit of the hike to this beach it is usually pretty empty. It is a great place to be if you want to go to the beach but don't want to worry about people.
Pictures in this guide taken by: rriedy
Reviews
MelG
Great nature viewing spot. Nice and flat, so everyone will enjoy it.

by MelG on Nov 30, 2013
emagin
Wonderful in the fall. It's a very easy walk from the trail-head to the beach, which is covered in beautiful dunes.
Birds all along the walk. While it looks a bit desolate, it's really a great experience. During the walk you focus on various marsh birds (saw White Pelican in the lagoon).
At the ocean you can then explore the coastal wildlife.

I think fall is the best time to go because the air is very clear and the light is good. Most importantly the winds are not so fierce. In summer/spring the winds are generally stronger.

Would not advise on high wind days unless you really layer up.

Visited on Nov 16, 2013

by emagin on Nov 21, 2013

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