Sunset Beach
8.8 miles     800 ft
4 Aug 2013

A pleasant walk along Home Bay and Drakes Estero in Point Reyes.

Location: Point Reyes National Seashore

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Many many maps by National Park Service: Good quality maps showing various trails in different parts of Point Reyes.

» Tom Harrison Trail Map: High quality contoured map showing various trails and mileages for different sections.


To Sunset Beach (4.7 miles): From Estero Trailhead, follow Estero Trail (2.5 miles) → Sunset Beach Trail (1.6 miles) to reach Sunset Beach. The beach is muddy. Continuing south, the beach becomes rocky. If the tide permits, walk all along the rocky section of the beach (0.6 miles round trip) to get views of Limantour Spit and the Pacific Ocean.

To Estero Trailhead (4.1 miles): Retrace your steps from Sunset Beach to Estero Trailhead.


Location: Estero Trailhead along Home Ranch Road, Inverness, CA 94937 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: August 2013)

Capacity: About 20 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 38.081562     Longitude: -122.914026

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