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 »
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?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)are the largest pinniped with males reaching a maximum of about 5,000 lbs. Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are much smaller with both males and females reaching a maximum weight of around 250 lbs. More...