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Drakes Estero

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Second only to Abbotts Lagoon for birding in PRNS

Second only to Abbotts Lagoon for birding in PRNS. Stay alert for raptors at the creek end of the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Alan T

There are several hiking trails around Drakes Estero that offer beautiful scenery, breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
Brenham, Texas
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23 Jan 2017
“Second only to Abbotts Lagoon for birding in PRNS”
17 Jan 2016
This small waterway is a popular destination for paddlers.
Inverness, CA
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Second only to Abbotts Lagoon for birding in PRNS. Stay alert for raptors at the creek end of the lagoon and waterfowl near the ocean end.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

There are several hiking trails around Drakes Estero that offer beautiful scenery, breathtaking views, and access to Drakes Bay. Pack a lunch and enjoy the wildlife. Numerous photographic locations.

2  Thank albebuc
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Hiked along this peaceful beach, searching for Sir Francis Drake's landing sight. We spotted many species of wildlife along our journey. An exceptionally beautiful and remote area of the west coast, steeped in the rich history of early California.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Just unexpected and very beautiful. Some construction while I was there but I could see the potential.

Thank chat89
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We came here Aug 13, 2014 to see & taste the Oysters. Unfortunatley, they were forced to close as of 31 July 2014 thru some weird Natioanl Parks issue. It is currently is litigation. YOu can get Drakes Bay oysters in restaurants - NIck's Cove...More

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Nice area for hiking and bird watching. The hike is fairly easy. The bird life is more abundant in the spring and fall when migrating birds are there.

Thank susierapp
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Drove to Drake's Bay after visiting several points in the national park. We thought it was just an oyster farm with just tanks but they also sale the oysters. You can buy by the pound and chuck them yourself (bring your own knife or buy...More

Thank GrisGrisNewYork
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We have done this hike many times. You share part of it with cows who can muck up the trail. But beautiful views abound. The Drakes Bay Oyster Company is small, and when we arrived they had just harvested. I prefer these to the other...More

Thank ucddoc
Reviewed 30 November 2013

When I went to Drake Bay's Oyster Company in August, I saw signs that they were closing in one month and that they are a must go. We went down a very gravelly road were we crawled at 5 mph in my aunt's Prius (I'm...More

Thank Vanessa Y
Reviewed 29 May 2013

4 miles of varied (and lovely) scenery, ending with a fabulous view. Just be prepared to deal with the cows that occasionally block the path. And the very end is overgrown with poison oak on both sides -- but you get the same view if...More

1  Thank mamahare
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