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Next Sandcastle Contest 18Jun2011
Fun for the whole family
It's hard to tell whether the participants or the spectators enjoy this event more. It all begins just after the early morning high tide, and ends as the next high tide reclaims the beach. The date and times vary from year to year.
Anyone can participate. The emphasis is on fun. Contestants pre-register online as individuals or as teams by age group and are judged not only on the finished product, but also on enthusiasm and teamwork.
The rules are simple. Contestants must stay within their designated plot (20'x 20' for adults). No sand may be added or removed from the plot. Only materials natural to the beach may be used in the finished sculpture. Plots and judging are organized into divisions by age, individual or team, and building instruments, such as forms, used.
Make your lodging reservations now and plan to be on the beach early to join in the excitement. Times vary from year to year depending upon the tides. Volunteers are always welcome.
Photography by George Vetter
Sandcastle Contest - Fun for the whole family
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