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

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.

2006 25th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2006 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adult/Family Group 1st Place Award Winner: Entry #10: Dwarf Planet
Adult/Family Group 1st Place Award Winner: Entry #10: Dwarf Planet
 

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?

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...