Luxury holidays in Point Reyes

When to go

There’s an oft-bandied quote about the weather in Northern California: ‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco’. Indeed, the only thing you can predict is that the weather will be unpredictable, so why not plan your trip around the flora and fauna instead? Gray whales typically pass through between December to April, peak months for wildflowers are between February and June and autumn (August to October) is the elk rutting season.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Fly into either Oakland or San Francisco airports – it takes about an hour to reach Point Rayes from each.
  • Automobiles

    You’ll need a car if you want to explore the dune-backed beaches, wildflower-strewn trails and fresh shellfish stands. If you’re coming from San Francisco, you’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an experience in itself.