Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 2004
Contact: Loretta Farley , 415-464-5140
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 23rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest. We welcome all ages at this community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories. No charge for entering. This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty). A special prize this year will go to the sculpture incorporating the most recyclable plastic removed from the beach.
9:00 am - Registration begins at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center
12:30 pm - Judging begins
3:00 pm - Prizes awarded
For more information, please contact the Bear Valley Visitor Center (415) 464-5140 or the Lighthouse Visitor Center at (415) 669-1534. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
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A 1° F increase in average temperature seen in California over the last 100 years has led to Sierra snow melting 2 to 4 weeks earlier and flowers blooming 1 to 2 weeks earlier. Temperatures are predicted to increase another 1° to 2° F in the next 25 years. More...