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Point Reyes California Roadtrip

Last week I wrote about my trip to San Francisco. What I did not tell you, though, is that we also drove up to Point Reyes! This is a place I have been dying to go to for quite a while, so having the opportunity to travel there was wonderful. I couldn’t be happier with how our time there turned out.

You know how sometimes places look better online than they actually do in person? So disappointing, right? Luckily, that was not the case with this trip. I am happy to announce that Point Reyes is ever bit as gorgeous (if not more so!) as it appears in my photographs and well worth a visit.

Point Reyes LighthousePoint Reyes Lighthouse

I have always loved lighthouses, but this one had been at the top of my list for some time. The walk-way down to its location on the cliffs is so beautiful and definitely makes for a dreamy excursion. Not to mention, the water was breathtaking. I was not expecting it to be this vibrant and clear. SO pretty and blue. ????

Point Reyes LighthouseTravel Tip:

Something I was not aware of before visiting (and a point I think you should know!) is that Pointe Reyes National Seashore is BIG. Really big. From the travel blogs I had read about it, it sounded as though it was your typical beach. All attractions were spoken of as though they are within a short driving distance of each other, so I never thought to google how big the beach actually was. Well, the places of interest are within driving distance.  Just a very long driving distance if your short on time. Pointe Reyes National Seashore happens to be a 71,028 acre park. The different towns and attractions are at least a half hour and more away from each other.

The fact that this seashore is so large is not a problem if you are aware of it beforehand. The drive is absolutely gorgeous and certainly an enjoyable way to spend your time. I just did not realize its vast size and was shocked to find out that we were still 50 minutes away from the lighthouse when we first arrived at the Point Reyes’ town. This left us with only 45 minutes to photograph the lighthouse, which closes at 4:30 pm, once we finally arrived and found a parking spot. Definitely got my adrenaline rushing. ???? #lifeofaphotographer

Moral of the story? Give yourself plenty of driving time and map out your journey since there is no cellular data. But, most of all enjoy the ride!

Point Reyes LighthousePointe Reyes LighthouseAnother enjoyable part of our trip was watching families of black-tailed deer and tule elk. As these creatures are protected here, there are quite a lot of them roaming around. And if you visit any time between the spring or early autumn you should have no problem finding them with babies!

Pointe Reyes Pointe Reyes

Cypress Tunnel

In the evening we found the iconic row of giant Monterey cypress trees that forms a “tree tunnel.” This tucked away spot is usually referred to as the Cypress Tunnel and is beloved by Bay Area locals and photographers. I absolutely loved spending the sunset here, trying my best to capture the expanse and beauty of this place on camera.

At the end of the tunnel is a historic RCA/Marconi Station which was used in the early 1900s as a wireless telegraph station for operators to tap out morse code messages from the ships to shore. Due to progress in technology, it was retired in the 90s. Currently, the tunnel and building is preserved and cared for by the National Park Services.

pointe-reyes-4Pointe ReyesCaliforniaIf this land was mine, I would set up a porch swing in the middle of the tunnel and drink my morning coffee here. Or, enjoy a picnic with fruit salad and strawberry lemonade here on hot summer evenings. What about you?

Pointe Reyes CaliforniaPointe Reyes CaliforniaPointe Reyes Is it just me, or does this picture ↑ look like it was taken in some desert in Africa? I took this photo at the left side of the Cypress Tunnel and still cannot get over that sunset.

Pointe ReyesPointe Reyes California Point Reyes is undoubtedly one of the prettiest places I have ever been and I cannot wait to go back! Have you ever been here? Let me know in the comments!

d

xo, mikéla 

P.S.

For more travel posts like this, you can follow me on facebook 🙂

Point Reyes California Roadtrip

Last week I wrote about my trip to San Francisco. What I did not tell you, though, is that we also drove up to Point Reyes! This is a place I have been dying to go to for quite a while, so having the opportunity to travel there was wonderful. I couldn’t be happier with how our time there turned out.

You know how sometimes places look better online than they actually do in person? So disappointing, right? Luckily, that was not the case with this trip. I am happy to announce that Point Reyes is ever bit as gorgeous (if not more so!) as it appears in my photographs and well worth a visit.

Point Reyes LighthousePoint Reyes Lighthouse

I have always loved lighthouses, but this one had been at the top of my list for some time. The walk-way down to its location on the cliffs is so beautiful and definitely makes for a dreamy excursion. Not to mention, the water was breathtaking. I was not expecting it to be this vibrant and clear. SO pretty and blue. ????

Point Reyes LighthouseTravel Tip:

Something I was not aware of before visiting (and a point I think you should know!) is that Pointe Reyes National Seashore is BIG. Really big. From the travel blogs I had read about it, it sounded as though it was your typical beach. All attractions were spoken of as though they are within a short driving distance of each other, so I never thought to google how big the beach actually was. Well, the places of interest are within driving distance.  Just a very long driving distance if your short on time. Pointe Reyes National Seashore happens to be a 71,028 acre park. The different towns and attractions are at least a half hour and more away from each other.

The fact that this seashore is so large is not a problem if you are aware of it beforehand. The drive is absolutely gorgeous and certainly an enjoyable way to spend your time. I just did not realize its vast size and was shocked to find out that we were still 50 minutes away from the lighthouse when we first arrived at the Point Reyes’ town. This left us with only 45 minutes to photograph the lighthouse, which closes at 4:30 pm, once we finally arrived and found a parking spot. Definitely got my adrenaline rushing. ???? #lifeofaphotographer

Moral of the story? Give yourself plenty of driving time and map out your journey since there is no cellular data. But, most of all enjoy the ride!

Point Reyes LighthousePointe Reyes LighthouseAnother enjoyable part of our trip was watching families of black-tailed deer and tule elk. As these creatures are protected here, there are quite a lot of them roaming around. And if you visit any time between the spring or early autumn you should have no problem finding them with babies!

Pointe Reyes Pointe Reyes

Cypress Tunnel

In the evening we found the iconic row of giant Monterey cypress trees that forms a “tree tunnel.” This tucked away spot is usually referred to as the Cypress Tunnel and is beloved by Bay Area locals and photographers. I absolutely loved spending the sunset here, trying my best to capture the expanse and beauty of this place on camera.

At the end of the tunnel is a historic RCA/Marconi Station which was used in the early 1900s as a wireless telegraph station for operators to tap out morse code messages from the ships to shore. Due to progress in technology, it was retired in the 90s. Currently, the tunnel and building is preserved and cared for by the National Park Services.

pointe-reyes-4Pointe ReyesCaliforniaIf this land was mine, I would set up a porch swing in the middle of the tunnel and drink my morning coffee here. Or, enjoy a picnic with fruit salad and strawberry lemonade here on hot summer evenings. What about you?

Pointe Reyes CaliforniaPointe Reyes CaliforniaPointe Reyes Is it just me, or does this picture ↑ look like it was taken in some desert in Africa? I took this photo at the left side of the Cypress Tunnel and still cannot get over that sunset.

Pointe ReyesPointe Reyes California Point Reyes is undoubtedly one of the prettiest places I have ever been and I cannot wait to go back! Have you ever been here? Let me know in the comments!

d

xo, mikéla 

P.S.

For more travel posts like this, you can follow me on facebook 🙂

  1. Alina Bostan says:

    That is some beach, can’t believe it’s so long. The drive between attractions looks like it was worth it though because you photographed some beautiful places. Breath taking photos as always and it’s nice to see you in the photos too, you look lovely x

    Beauty with charm

  2. Mich Joseph says:

    What a stunning location. I would love to visit. You go to the most interesting places. So jealous lol.

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

  3. Renee says:

    Once again your photos have given me serious wanderlust!! I need to visit the Cypress Tunnel!! So beautiful.

    Renee | Life After Lux

  4. DORA says:

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! This place looks truly magical
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

  5. Siham says:

    How beautiful is this!! Looks like a lovely place <3

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

  6. This place looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be there one day! Let me add that your top is gorgeous!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  7. Raquel says:

    Wow! It looks so beautiful. I am dying to visit California..definitely my next trip!
    Omnivogues

  8. Shannon Jenkins says:

    What an amazing road trip! Your pictures are always stunning!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  9. Kelsey says:

    Eee! I am definitely putting this lighthouse on my must see list. I have a thing for lighthouses too and always search for any must see’s while I’m near the coast. I also love those trees and I didn’t realize these were in California… basically you just made my travel list just a bit more heavy. Such lovely photos sweet girl! I couldn’t stop staring at them. xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

  10. laurajaneatelier says:

    These photos are breathtaking, I love that tree tunnel
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  11. Wow what beautiful views! Love your photos! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  12. Missing those Cali days!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors

  13. Amy Arnold says:

    Wow, this looks amazing! What gorgeous photos.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. OMG I want to go to that Cypress Tunnel. So beautiful how nature does that. And all your pictures are stunning as usual. How far back did you have to get for that first pic?

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  15. justatinabit says:

    Your photos never fail to amaze me! I’ve never seen anything like the Cypress Tunnel. And omgosh that photo with the deer and its fawn just melts my heart!!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  16. chaicyy says:

    Seems like a great place for a road trip. Love your outfit, you look Chic as always.

    xoxo – Style.. A Pastiche

  17. Your photography is something else! You have an incredible eye for detail and for great use of lighting. Seriously, massive fan of these photos! You instantly made me want to visit Point Reyes whenever I make it back to California!

  18. Ashley says:

    What a gorgeous place! These photos are stunning, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  19. Face to Curls says:

    Looks like a great place for a road trip. Love your outfit 🙂

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  20. Paula says:

    Such a stunning, beautiful place, in love with the photography in this post!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

  21. Rach says:

    Wow, that is a lot of land! It looks gorgeous there and your photos are beautiful!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  22. Gemma says:

    Wow this place looks so tranquil and calming! I love your photos.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  23. Gabrielle says:

    You had me worried at first when you mentioned some place not living up to expectations haha – so pleased to hear this place didn’t disappoint! The views look beyond incredible and a huge ‘wow’ to the shadows created down the road by those trees. Perfect!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  24. Oh wow, what a gorgeous location! I love the mix of mountains and water views. 🙂 So nice that you got to see this on your SF trip. 🙂 Love your jacket btw. That print is my favorite. 😉 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  25. Your photography never ceases to amaze me babe! What an incredible place- it looks so serene and its great to hear that it’s even more beautiful in real life!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  26. katie says:

    Absolutely stunning photography! Adding this one to the bucket list for sure!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

  27. Mai says:

    I love this! Thanks for sharing.
    Mai | Ohiamiht

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