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

    Point Reyes

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2009 28th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

2009 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adult/Family Group Entry #02: Baby Blue, by the Stern and Kellen Families
Adult/Family Group Entry #02: Baby Blue, by the Stern and Kellen Families
 
The 28th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was once again well attended with 63 sculptures entered. Thousands of participants and observers showed up to enjoy a day that started out foggy and cool, but then turned sunny as the fog burned off.
 

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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.

  • Children’s Group 2nd Place Winner: Entry #05: Love at First Bite, by Claire and Mariah
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #05: Grannie Chair, by Dolores Lapelt
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #34: Untitled sculpture, by Morgan Cantrell
  • Adult/Family Group Entry #36: Pirate Doug, by Jennifer Jackson
  • Adult Individual Entry #02: Heart of the Ocean, by Deserae Lyons
  • Children’s Group Entry #16: Panda, by Rob
  • Children’s Group Entry #17: Pyramid, by Graham

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Earthquake Trailhead

Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault adjacent to Point Reyes are rather rare. Big quakes shift Point Reyes up to 20 feet once every 130 years or so, but otherwise there is very little movement. More...