Influx Of Elephant Seals At Drakes Beach

Access to part of the Point Reyes National Seashore is restricted this week due to an influx of elephant seals taking up residence at Drakes Beach. Access to the beach is closed after the recent storms resulted in the arrival of upwards of 200 elephant seals to the shore. Visitors wanting to get a look at the elephant seals are allowed to do so between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends when park rangers are present. The beach will also be staffed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. State parks officials say the seals presence makes walking from the parking lot to the beach unsafe.