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A drive out of the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge takes you to a completely different landscape. Rugged cliffs, beautiful grassy meadows and a diversity of wildlife: welcome to Point Reyes National Seashore, a park filled with countless biking and hiking trails and a 130-kilometre-long coastline for enjoying fresh sea breezes. And all of this at only a stone’s throw from the city.
President John F. Kennedy declared Point Reyes a National Park in 1962. Apart from its natural beauty, the park also has historic significance. Around 5,000 years ago, this was the home of the Coast Miwok Indians. It’s been said that the English explorer Sir Francis Drake went ashore here in 1579 and put Point Reyes on the map.