CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
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 »
Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
Beginning Saturday, December 28, 2013, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed beyond the South Beach Road junction on weekends & holidays during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
24th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 4, 2005
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 24th annual Sand Sculpture Contest. We welcome all ages at this free 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. This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty). Local celebrity judges will be on hand to make the call on creativity and originality. A special prize this year will go to the sculpture incorporating the most recyclable plastic removed from the beach. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
9:00 am – Registration begins at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center
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.
Did You Know?
In addition to raising sea levels and temperatures, the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing ocean chemistry by reducing the pH of the ocean. This decreased pH reduces the availability of minerals which marine organisms use to build shells and reef structures. More...