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 »
2006 25th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
The 25th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was once again well attended with 74 sculptures entered. Over two thousand participants and observers showed up to enjoy a classic Point Reyes summer day of mild weather with overcast skies.
Below are photo galleries of the sand sculptures entered in the 25th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice. More...