Sand Castle Contest

Sand Sculptures along the Summer Seashore

Wow, the weekend flew by and I was so busy on Monday that it’s Tuesday again – eh gads! LOL! Where does the time go!?!

The family jumped in the Jeep on Saturday afternoon and headed south to Long Beach for the annual Sandsations Sand Sculpture Contest. What a beautiful day for driving along the beach and enjoying  ocean breezes, kites, horses, unique sand sculptures, and family.

The beach was filled with talented sculptors including many families. This festival, in it’s 27th year, is so great because it is open to all ages and skill levels.  It’s wonderful to see all the families and friends “playing” in the sand.  As you can see below, there were many whimsical sand sculptures this year.


Beach sand sculpture


Sand Castle Contest



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All photos copyright Mg Rhoades/ 2011

Here is the hubby and I enjoying the beach lifestyle. Life’s good!


There were so many Sand Sculptures to choose from; however my personal favorite was this adorable hippo which was sculpted by a mom and her kids.  Isn’t it adorable?


We can’t wait for next month when Long Beach hosts the Washington State International Kite Festival.  Don’t worry if you aren’t in the area as we’ll take lots of photos for you (with the new camera which I ordered today for my birthday gift!!!).  Have a lovely day.

>> Photos from Sand Sculptures 2009


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7 thoughts on “Sand Sculptures along the Summer Seashore

  1. Michelle

    I love these and the hippo was my favorite as well. :) HAppY BirThdAy my dear friend!!! Yeah that you got a new a camera, I bet you are so excited to try it out!! I hope you enjoy your day and do something for you!!!

    Hugs to you!!!!

  2. AntKaybe

    Happy happy Birthday! I give myself a present on my birthday too. These aren’t your granddaddt’s sand castles. The process and the tools they use are amazing. I’ll stick to my little drip castles – they are a lot less work. Looks like ya’ll had a great day.

    Take good care,


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