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

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2008 27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest 2008: Adult/Family Group 1st Place Winner: Ganesh
Adult/Family Group 1st Place Winner: Entry #40: Ganesh, by Peter Bridgman
 

The 27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was once again well attended with 60 sculptures entered. Thousands of participants and observers showed up to enjoy a sunny, but windy day. Unfortunately, a high tide occurred shortly after noon, quickly washing away many of the sculptures.

If you notice any errors in sculpture or artist names, please contact us.

 

Missing and Unidentified Photos
If you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below or if you know the identity of any of the Unidentified Sculptures, please contact us. Thank you.

  • Adult/Family Group Entry #04: Untitled sculpture, by the Thomas Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #35: Bobo the Dolphin, by the Osfeld Family
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #41: Fat Cat, by unknown sculptor

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Spotted towhee. Dave Menke / FWS.

Point Reyes has some of the greatest avian diversity of any U.S. national park, with more than 490 species of birds recorded (45% of species of birds in North America). More...