Drake’s Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore


When I was growing up in Marin County, my family made many visits to Drakes Beach, which is part of Point Reyes National Seashore. It is named for the British explorer Sir Francis Drake, who landed in California in 1579. It’s resemblance to the white cliffs located on the English channel suggest that this is the area he named Nova Albion or New Albion, which is Latin for “New Britain”.
Dana Reneau

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