Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
2008 27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
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
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...