• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 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 »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »

2002 21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2002 Sand Sculpture Contest: Family 3rd Place: Entry #02: No River, Just Tides, by Sand Worthies
Family 3rd Place Award Winner: Entry #02: No River, Just Tides, by Sand Worthies

The 21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was a great success with over 50 sculptures entered. The event was well attended with hundreds of participants and observers. Once again, the weather was fabulous and a good day was had by all!

Below are photo galleries of the sand sculptures entered in the 21st Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.


Missing photos. If you know the identity of any of the "2002 Unidentified Sculptures," please contact us. Thank you.

Sand Sculpture Contests Photo Galleries
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Alpine wildflowers

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