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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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.
 

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.

  • 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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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...