"Point Reyes, a stunning, weather-battered peninsula only an hour's drive from densely-populated San Francisco, is rich with compelling stories of its local tribes, tragic shipwrecks, wily lawyers, and dairying families who lived and loved there. The only National Seashore on the West Coast, it is also the site of the first English landing in North America. Bounded on its eastern edge by the towering Inverness Ridge, its far western tip, the Point Reyes Headland, rises 600 feet above the surf. Between the ridge and the point stretch miles of dense forests, lush wetlands, pristine beaches, and some of the richest grasslands in America."
- from Point Reyes: A Harbortown History by Gayle Baker, Ph.D., HarborTown Histories, 2004, HarborTownHistories.com
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