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

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2005 24th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2005 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adults' Group 1st Place: Entry #18: Live Strong, by the LeCoopson Family
Adults' Group 1st Place Winner: Entry #18: Live Strong, by the LeCoopson Family

The 24th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was a great success with about 65 sculptures entered. The event was well attended by over one thousand participants and observers. The weather was overcast and mild, but a good day was had by all.

Below are photo galleries of the sand sculptures entered in the 24th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.


Did You Know?

Dorsal view of a gray whale breaching. Photo by Merrill Gosho/NOAA.

The Endangered Species Act turned 40 on December 28, 2013. 99 percent of the plants and animals protected by the ESA have been saved from extinction, including the bald eagle, brown pelican, gray whale, and peregrine falcon, all of which can be seen at Point Reyes. More...