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Sand Castle Design Contest (54th Annual)
Free fun for all!


Cost: Free

Location: South Side of Manhattan Beach Pier

Sand Castle Contest

Age Divisions (Individuals)

Youth (Ages 5 to 8)

Pre-Teens (Ages 9 to 12)

Teens and Adults (Ages 13+)

Group Division

Open Division (2 to 10 team members of any age)

Junior Division (2 to 10 team members ages 5 to 12)

Entry and Prize Categories

Best Dribble

Best Castle

Best Sculpture

Contest Rules

All contestants MUST be registered (including individual team members of a group division) and work only within the division for which they are registered. Contestants may only participate in one division.

Contestants can use tools such as buckets, cans or small shovels to construct their sculpture and environmentally safe objects such as beads, shells, feathers, play cars or pebbles to decorate the castles. No bottles, glass or large shovels are allowed. No water may be hosed from outlets at the Pier. You may not use supports for your sculpture, it must be self standing.

Any sand castles built prior to the start of the competition will not be eligible for prizes. Time extensions will not be given to late registrants.

Contestants will be given a flag to be placed next to their sculpture in the allowed space.


David Ibarra, REC Supervisor, (310) 802-5419

Idris Al-Oboudi, Recreation Services Manager, (310) 802-5404

Parks and Recreation Department (310) 802-5448

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Sand Section, Downtown Manhattan Beach

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