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 »
31st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 2, 2012
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 31st 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 along with prizes for: the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included; the Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence; and the People's Choice Award! 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 Bonny White, Marin County Librarian who will make the call on creativity and originality. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
9 am - Registration begins at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center
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?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...