Get Creative at the Annual Point Reyes Sand Sculpture Contest this Sunday!

August 26, 2017

Point Reyes Sand Sculpture Contest

Get creative this Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the annual Point Reyes National Seashore Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach! This fun family event is free to participate in or watch. Registration starts at 9 am at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach.

Judging begins at noon and prizes are awarded starting at 3:30 pm. There are categories for kids, families and adults working individually or in groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each category, along with prizes for using the most recycled plastic in a sculpture.

Note that this popular event usually takes place on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend; this year it takes place the Sunday before Labor Day Weekend.

Bring your picnic and enjoy a day at the beach. You can also buy hot and cold drinks, as well as books and gifts, at the Point Reyes National Seashore Association Bookstore, which is open from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

Keep in mind that this is an extremely popular event and parking will be extremely limited. If you plan on just going out for a day at the beach, consider going to another one nearby instead. Check out our guide to Marin County Beaches here.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov/pore.