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Sandcastle Contest

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

The 58th Annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest returns to “in-person” on the beach!

Divisions of the contest include Sand Fleas, Juniors, Teens, Small Group, Large Group, and Masters. The building will begin at 2 pm and the final judging on the Master’s division will be at 7 pm. Contest rules are simple and no themes are mandated.  This often results in a creative and sometimes colorful commentary on current events.  Each team is given a plot of sand within a designated viewing area and sand may not be added or removed.  Only natural materials found on the beach such as sticks, shells, rocks, and seaweed may be used for ornamentation.   

Keeping the annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest going is committee chair Debbie Nelson’s focus throughout the year.  Working with a team of volunteers to accomplish this hometown tradition and bringing the contestants and spectators together once again to create “sand magic” will be the highlight to kick off the summer season.  As Debbie likes to say, “Come play in the sand with us!”

Each year during the Sandcastle Contest is the only day you are allowed to park on the beach in Cannon Beach.  New this year will be a $5.00 beach event parking fee. For more parking information and pre-purchase passes click here

Master’s Division is by invitation only. Please contact Jim by mail jim@cannonbeach.org or call 503-436-2623

 Fri. June 10  7:30pm Bonfire, Music & Smores Free Admission on the beach off of 2nd St.

 Sat. June 11.2 pm Sandcastle Contest building begins | 7pm Final Judging  For Registration click here

 Sun. June 12  | 9am Singing Sands 5K Fun Run/Walk  For Registration click here

To view 2022 Sandcastle Contest Brochure click here



June 11
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
(503) 436-2623


Cannon Beach
172 N.Hemlock
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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(503) 436-2623
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