|The mouth of Drakes Estero with the tip of the Pastoral Lands in the background|
|Coastal gum plant next to Sunset Beach Trail|
|Home Bay crabs: becoming bat ray diet at high tide?|
|Sunset Beach Trail coming down to sea level|
|Estero Trailhead kiosk|
From the Bear_Valley_Visitor_Center at Point Reyes National Seashore (see park map) head north on Bear Valley Road to its junction with Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (SFD Blvd.). Follow SFD Blvd. to Inverness and continue on. SFD Blvd. eventually turns left (west). Pass its junction with Pierce Point Road and Mount Vision Road. Then turn right where a sign gives direction toward the Estero Trailhead. Find trailhead parking after about one mile.The hiking distance between the trailhead and Sunset Beach is about 4.5 miles. Plan for a round trip of nine or more miles, including estero and beach side steps.