Point Reyes National Seashore
Prizes awarded in each of several age and group catagories.
Registration begins at 9 am at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center.
Please note the change of date. For 2023, the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest will be held on the Saturday before Labor Day weekend, as opposed to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
We welcome all ages at this free community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (fourteen years of age and under), Families, Adults. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories, along with prizes for the "People's Choice" sculpture. 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.
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 park store adjacent to the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 26 and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 27, 2023. There will be hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, books, and gifts for sale.
Check out the sculptures from previous contests.
For more information, contact Anela Kopshever by email.
Prizes donated by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
2022 Sand Sculpture Award Results
People's Choice Award
Seashore Serpent, by the Christiansen Family
Last updated: August 29, 2022