Location: LAT/LONG: 38.027282, -122.961539
Dates & Times
Registration begins at 9 am at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center. Judging begins at noon. Prizes awarded at 3 pm.
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to the Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
(the Saturday before Labor Day Weekend)
9 am–3:30 pm
Please note the change of date. The Annual Sand Sculpture Contest will be held on the Saturday before Labor Day weekend, as opposed to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
Categories include: Children (fourteen years of age and under), Families, and Adult. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories. Only materials found on Drakes Beach may be incorporated into the structure. Do not pick plants or pull rocks or gravel from the cliffs. Build above the high tide line and away from the cliffs for your safety.
Free to participants and spectators.
Registration begins at 9 am at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center.
Judging begins at noon.
Prizes awarded at 3 pm.
Prizes donated by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
Please be aware that parking will be extremely limited during the contest and Drakes Beach will be heavily impacted with contest participants. If possible, please carpool with friends. To avoid crowds here, please consider visiting another beach in the park.
This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty).
Bring a picnic and spend the day!
The PRNSA bookstore adjacent to the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2023. There will be hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, books, and gifts for sale.
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationAnela Kopshever