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41st Annual Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition Sunday, Aug. 11
Dig out your best beach buckets, shovels, and sand sculpting tools, and head to Clam Harbour Beach this Sunday for the region’s largest annual sandcastle competition.
Clam Harbour Beach is a long, beautiful white sand beach located along the municipality’s Eastern Shore. Over the years, this free, family-friendly sandcastle competition has attracted hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators.
Date: Sunday, Aug. 11 (rain or shine)
Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (free shuttle service begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Location: Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park, 158 Beach Road, Clam Harbour, Eastern Shore
In addition to watching the many creative sand sculptures formed throughout the day, you can enjoy the Family Fun Zone, listen to live music, watch the Atlantic Kite Festival and see real live mermaids on the beach from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Food vendors will be on site once again in the beach parking lot and merchandise will be sold at the registration tent.
Prizes for the best sandcastles will be awarded to individuals and teams in three categories – Adult, Youth and Child – with judging to take place at 2:30 p.m. and prizes awarded at 4:30 p.m.
Please note there is limited parking available in the beach parking lot, and there will be parking restrictions in effect along Clam Harbour Road and Beach Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Parking will be permitted only on the right-hand side of the road (travelling towards the beach). Any vehicles parked on the left-hand side of the road will be ticketed and/or towed. Please respect this request as it allows for easy shuttle bus access and emergency access. No parking signs are posted along the route as a reminder. Please note only service animals will be allowed on board the shuttle buses.
For information on this unique event, visit www.clamharboursandcastle.ca.