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Whimsical Sand Sculptures

The beach is flooded with bare feet and sand is sculpted into unique and whimsical must be time for SandSations! You'll rarely find any boring sand castles as the contestants are mighty talented and some are quite serious about their sand sculpting.

The Long Beach Peninsula hosts the SandSations sand building contest each July. The festivities begin this Wednesday. "SandSations has been a favorite event in Long Beach, Washington for more than 25 years. Run wholly by volunteers, the event draws visitors from around the globe to participate and to watch the fun," states SandSations.

David and I experienced our first SandSations last summer and we had a mighty good you can see from the photos below...

That's right...Parrots of the Caribbean!

Working on the Parrots treasure chest

A pirate sculpting a parrot

One of our favorites! "Some Assembly Required"

Back of "Some Assembly Required"

It's Mr. Potato Head!! Get it..."Some Assembly Required!"

"Thomas the Tank"

A friendly spectator

A real "sand" dollar!

An eco-friendly VW Bug!

This guy was schmoozing the crowd!


Pooh & Mickey in Hollywood

Sandy Cityscape

How about a BIG scoop of Ice Cream?!?

Aha....a waffle cone!

Looks like it's Nap time!

A unique castle

Time to dip the toes in the Pacific...

Visit SandSations website for full details on this year's event as well as for great information about events throughout the year...there's always something happening at the beach!

Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle


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