Point Reyes: Sky Trail to Sculptured Beach, Photo Gallery, San Francisco: Marin Headlands - Mt Tamalpais - Point Reyes, California
Point Reyes: Sky Trail to Sculptured Beach
San Francisco: Marin Headlands - Mt Tamalpais - Point Reyes
Sculptured Beach is one of Point Reyes' best places to explore the Intertidal Zone, a coastal area exposed to air at low tide and submerged at high tide. While Sculptured Beach is relatively small, favorable tides make it possible to explore a number of coves, tunnels, arches and stacks leading to Secret Beach.
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Sky Trail to Arch Rock
The Sky Trail descends open coastal slopes to meet the Coast Trail over Sculptured Beach
With the aid of a tide table you can time your passage through arches and sea tunnels to reach Secret Beach
Anemone and mussles populate the tide pools of Sculptured Beach
Strong surf carves the outlying coves of Sculptured Beach, giving it its unique appearance
The Sky Trail winds over Inverness Ridge on its way to Sculptured Beach
The Sky Trail showcases the incredible biodiversity of Point Reyes National Seashore
True to its name, battering waves and erosive forces have literally sculpted this stretch of coast
Large breaking waves can be both surprising and dangerous to visitors checking out the tide pools.
Tall stands of Bishop pine trees line Sky Trail
The tide pools at Sculptured Beach host a diverse set of marine life.
Point Reyes' diverse ecosystems support over 900 different species of vascular plants
Sculptured Beach is framed by steep coastal bluffs
Low tide reveals hidden coves along Sculptured Beach