Point Reyes: Sky Trail to Sculptured Beach, 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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Strong surf carves the outlying coves of Sculptured Beach, giving it its unique appearance
Large breaking waves can be both surprising and dangerous to visitors checking out the tide pools.
Anemone and mussles populate the tide pools of Sculptured Beach
Low tide reveals hidden coves along Sculptured Beach
The tide pools at Sculptured Beach host a diverse set of marine life.
Sculptured Beach is framed by steep coastal bluffs
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
Looking north along Sculptured Beach
Sculptured Beach possesses a high concentration of mussels
Tall stands of Bishop pine trees line Sky Trail
Point Reyes' diverse ecosystems support over 900 different species of vascular plants