2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 1, 2002
Contact: Lynda Doucette, 415-464-5100
Contact: Jessica Taylor, 415-464-5100
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join its 21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest. To foster community stewardship and encourage the public’s imagination, we welcome all ages to attend this free event located at Drakes Beach. Come spend the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in the sand and sun, a 30 minute drive from Bear Valley Visitor Center in Olema. The event is sponsored by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and prizes will be awarded in the form of gift certificates to use at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups, with three prizes awarded to each category. This event is family-based, but please remember that dogs are not allowed at this designated swim beach (no lifeguard on duty). Pets are allowed at many of the other beaches located in the park, please call any visitor center for more information regarding this event or areas to walk your dog.
Schedule of Events
For more information, please contact the Bear Valley Visitor Center (415) 464-5100, the Lighthouse Visitor Center at (415) 669-1534, or the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at (415) 669-1250.
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...