Drakes Bay is a small bay on the coast of northern California in the United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) northwest of San Francisco at approximately 38 degrees North latitude.
The bay is approximately 8 miles (13 km) wide. It is formed on the lee side of the coastal current by Point Reyes.
The Point Reyes Natiuonal Seashore is rich in things to do and see. There are unique geological formations, history that stretches back thousands of years, an elk preserve, a marine reserve, visting whales and elephant seals, an historic ranch that is open to visitors, a lighthouse perched on the very tip of the point, miles and miles of hiking trails, and, in addition, it is a bird watcher's paradise.
The bay is fed by Drake's Estero, an expansive estuary on the Point Reyes peninsula.