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Sand Castle Contest Draws Kids, Families

Aug 08, 2019 02:51PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

A boat sculpture by the Noemann and Peelle families of Manhattan Beach won third place in the all-ages group competition of the Sand Castle Design Contest. Photo via Manhattan Beach Department of Parks & Recreation

Kids and families from around the South Bay gathered on Sunday for a morning of friendly competition of creating sand castles

The 59th annual Sand Castle Design Contest, which is part of the International Surf Festival, is sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. Prizes were donated by

The big winner of the group competition was the Bass family of Redondo Beach with their "shoe" sand sculpture. 

Winners in each of the categories received Amazon Echo Dots.

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