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 »
2004 23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
The 23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was a great success with about 70 sculptures entered. The event was well attended by over one thousand participants and observers. The weather was sunny and hot, and a good day was had by all!
Below are photo galleries of the sand sculptures entered in the 23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.
Missing photos. If you know the identity of any of the "2004 Unidentified Sculptures" or if you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below, please contact us. Thank you.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...