Explore the S.S. Point Reyes Shipwreck


    Added by Gaby Colletta

    Explore the shipwreck of a 380-foot cargo steamship that grazed the land of Inverness over 100 years ago

    Explore the shipwreck of the S.S. Point Reyes, perched on a sand bar off the shoreline of Tomales Bay. It is located in the small town of Inverness, just behind the grocery store. If you are driving North on Sir Francis Drake Blvd it will be on your right side. Parking is easy and you will see a small picnic area just footsteps away from the abandoned boat.

    This is a great little detour if you are exploring Point Reyes for the day. Plan for a 10 minute pull-over. Great spot for photo buffs - beautiful rusting colors, with the backdrop of low-tide wetlands. You can hop inside the boat, too, where you'll find some interesting graffiti.

    Recommend shooting around sunset - the golden hour light makes reflections quite lovely.

    Nearby attractions: A beautiful tunnel of Cyprus Trees 10 minutes away. The Pt Reyes Shoreline and Lighthouse.

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    Easy Parking
    Food Nearby
    Picnic Area

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    ūü•áTop Contributor

    16 days ago

    Pit stop

    There doesn't look like there is much to do here after getting a photo of the ship. Nice views though

    ūü•áTop Contributor

    5 months ago

    Quick detour!

    Worth a stop. We were fortunate to stay right here, so walked over from our little cabin and explored. Not crowded and fun to check out. Stopped at the conveniently located grocery store too!

    Minor correction

    Looks interesting! I'd point out, however, that under "Nearby attractions: A beautiful tunnel of Cyprus Trees 10 minutes away," they're really Cypress Trees. They're native to Monterey, California, not the island in the Mediterranean.


    ūü•ą Contributor

    over 4 years ago

    Make the trip

    Such a cool piece of history to check out in Point Reyes. One of the first "Iconic" landmarks I ever saw. Just a great little adventure to do.


    ūü•áTop Contributor

    over 4 years ago


    I decided to drive up to the Point Reyes Shipwreck to see it before it was removed. It was such an iconic and unique part of the landscape and it was disheartening to see it partially burned up. Glad I made the trip out here! The small town of Inverness is a great little stop on the way to Cypress Tree Tunnel as well.

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