SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

A physically-distanced version of the 26th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival will be taking place during the entire month of July! During the Dispersed Sand Sculpture Festival, teams are invited to create sandy masterpieces on local beaches, post creations on social media, send photos of their sand sculptures to Friends of the Dunes, vote for their favorites, and be entered to win exciting prizes. Plan to make a date with a sandy stretch of beach and get creative with your family and friends this July!

More details on the 2021 Dispersed Sand Sculpture Festival coming soon. 

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2020 People's Choice: Built by Team Making Waves
with their sculpture titled "Siren's Song." 
Photo Credit: L. Boles Photography

2020 SCULPTURE ENTRIES 

View the 2020 sand sculpture entries at our online gallery. You can also view sculptures on social media by searching the hashtags #SandSculptureFestival2020 and #FriendsoftheDunes.

Click here for photos from our 2019 Sand Sculpture Festival.

Click here for a full archive of our past sculptures.

We all love the beach, and it is up to us to keep it clean and healthy! Here are some ways you can help:

  • Enjoy wildlife at a distance. Avoid areas that have special wildlife concerns, such as endangered Western Snowy Plover habitat.  Humboldt County beaches to avoid include Stone Lagoon, Big Lagoon, and South Spit. For more information regarding Western Snowy Plovers, click here

Western Snowy Plover nests blend in with the sand, and are difficult to spot. Do your part to aid in their recovery by avoiding the areas in which they are known to nest. Click the image to learn more. 

Western Snowy Plover nest. Image courtesy of California State Parks.

THANK YOU 2020 SPONSORS

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Welcome to the Dispersed

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