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 »
29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 2010
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 29th annual Sand Sculpture Contest. We welcome all ages at this free community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Adult Individuals, and Adult/Family Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included. This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty). Local celebrity judges include Charlie Morgan, musician and KWMR Radio personality and Cheri Leirer, local business owner and long time art and science teacher who will make the call on creativity and originality. Donna Faure, Development Director of partner agency Point Reyes National Seashore Association will judge the children's sculptures. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
For more information, please contact the Bear Valley Visitor Center 415-464-5100 x2 x5. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...