Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to
at Drakes Beach
Sunday, August 27, 2017
from 9 am to 3:30 pm
Prizes awarded in each of several age and group categories. Free to participants and spectators. Registration begins at 9 am at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center. Judging begins at 12 pm and prizes will be awarded at 3:30 pm.
Please note the change of date. The Annual Sand Sculpture Contest will be held on the Sunday 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 (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories, along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included.
Please be aware that parking will be extremely limited during the contest and Drakes Beach will be heavily impacted with contest participants. 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! Or, patronize the PRNSA Bookstore for hot and cold drinks, breakfast pastries, oatmeal, snacks, sandwiches, books, and gifts for sale. All proceeds benefit Point Reyes National Seashore!
Point Reyes National Seashore Association’s Drake’s Beach Bookstore stocks a selection of apparel and field guides in addition to a wide variety of snacks, drinks, and hot coffee to provision your excursion into the park.
We’ll be open this weekend, Saturday, August 26, at 10am, and Sunday, August 27, at 9am, the store closes at 5pm both days.
While you’re out on the Point, make time to visit the newly restored Drakes Estero, the only West Coast marine wilderness south of Alaska, and the restored Drakes Estero Trail, both made possible in part by PRNSA and donors like you.
PRNSA works with the park and the public to preserve, restore and maintain wildlife habitat, trails, and historic sites in our beautifulcoastal park. If you would like to renew your membership or give an additional gift, let them hear from you!
Learn about PRNSA’s many varied programs and events at