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 »
2011 30th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
The 30th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach was once again well attended with a 61 sculptures entered. Thousands of participants and observers showed up to enjoy an overcast, mild day at the beach.
If you notice any errors in sculpture or artist names, or if you have digital images of the missing photos listed below, please contact us.
Missing and Unidentified Photos
Unfortunately, we didn't get photographs of all of the sculptures, and not all of the contestants provided us with the names of their sculptures. If you have a photo of any of the sand sculptures listed below, if you know the identity of any of the Unidentified Sculptures, or if you have a photo of "Octomom" with the children located at the end of each tentacle, please contact us. Thank you.
2011 Sand Sculpture Award Results
Adult/Family Group Category
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)are the largest pinniped with males reaching a maximum of about 5,000 lbs. Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are much smaller with both males and females reaching a maximum weight of around 250 lbs. More...