53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest


Date(s) - 10/05/2014
11:00 am - 4:30 pm


Corona del Mar State Beach
3100 Ocean Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA



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Bring your team to the 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest and have a chance to be recognized, win cash prizes and have a great day at the beach! This year’s theme is “It’s a Beach Party!” This long-running event is presented by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and attracts thousands of spectators and contest participants ranging from seasoned professionals to first–timers. Get your team together – family, friends, work, church or school group – sign up now or come to the beach to watch. Event participants receive a free T-Shirt.

To sign up as a participant, use the online form below or please call the Chamber at (949) 729-4400


Materials Allowed • Sand within 15’ x 15’ designated building area. (Masters 20’ x 15’) • Decorative materials (must be biodegradable, ie. shells, seaweed, etc.) • Design must stand on its own, with no supports under or on top of the sand. • No extending outside the plot area. • No adhesives allowed. • Plots may be watered down prior to the start time. Buckets may be filled prior to the start time.

People-Power • A team will consist of up to eight (8) workers in the sand plot area. Teams may alternate workers, but no more than eight workers at a time are allowed in the plot area. • Teams may have unlimited water carriers. Buckets must be set down outside the plot once the contest starts.

Tools Allowed • All hand tools (masonry, garden or household implements, shovels and tampers). • Wheelbarrows and ladders (1 or 2 per team, please). • Pails, buckets, watering cans or hand pump sprayers. • Forms (must be removed prior to judging).

Times to Remember

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. • Registration and plot assignments. First come, first served • Report to Commodores Registration Table • Plot areas may be prepped.
11:00 a.m. • Start time for all categories
2:30 p.m. • Sand castle building STOPS. Judging begins.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. • Awards ceremony