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 »
2003 22nd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
The 22nd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was a great success with over 60 sculptures entered. The event was well attended by hundreds of participants and observers. Although the weather was overcast and cool, a good day was had by all!
Below are photo galleries of some of the sand sculptures entered in the 22nd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.
Missing photos. If you know the identity of any of sculptures labeled "2003 Sand Sculpture Contest Unknown Entry" or if you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below, of 2003 Sand Sculpture Contest entries not displayed in these galleries or high resolution images of those that are displayed, please contact us. Thank you.
Did You Know?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...