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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 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 »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

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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