Point Reyes Lighthouse Parking Lot View

Even before you consider going to Point Reyes lighthouse at Point Reyes National Seashore, be sure to pack your best windbreaker and an extra layer of clothes. The Point Reyes lighthouse is the windiest and foggiest point on the Pacific coast and even on a sunny day, the wind can send chills through your body (and may provide the opportunity to see double waves). I arrived on a beautiful sunny day, but with wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour which would have left me shivering without my windbreaker.

After you park in the Point Reyes Lighthouse parking lot, you will see a gated road which you will follow to get to the Point Reyes lighthouse. To the right of the gate is a dramatic view point which looks out over rows of waves crashing onto Point Reyes Beach that makes for a wonderful photograph:

View from the Point Reyes lighthouse parking lot over the ocean

Double Wave: Point Reyes National Seashore

I love it when I look back at photos I have taken at National Parks (or in this case, a National Seashore) and find them to be even more wonderful than I thought they would be. On a visit to Point Reyes National Seashore in California, I was walking toward the light house and taking photos of the ocean waves below. As is quite common at Point Reyes, the wind was blowing at a fair clip, and hard enough that when a wave would break, the wind would take the mist of the breaking wave and blow it back over the wave to make a double wave. I was lucky enough to catch a photo of this double wave:

double wave at Point Reyes