Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
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 »
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?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice. More...