Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 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 »
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?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...