Get ready to dig in. It’s amazing how with a little imagination the beach at Birch Bay transforms into a series of sand castles and sand sculptures. Be creative and build sand sculptures such as geometric freeforms, sea turtles, alligators, mermaids, mythical castles, or your favorite pet.

This  year we are taking the Sand Sculpture Competition VIRTUAL!

The Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Competition begins Monday, July 6th. Check the tide chart and bring your family out to Birch Bay and have a fun day on the tide flats building a sand sculpture! When you are done, register for the competition on our website and send us pictures of your creation!
Our low tides offer plenty of acres to socially distance, enjoy the fresh air and have a good time with your family!

Pictures and registrations must be received by July 31st @ 5pm.

Votes will be compiled the first week in August and prizes will be distributed after.

The only rules this year are:

  1. Sand Sculptures must be created in Birch Bay, WA.
  2. Please follow social distancing rules & health department guidelines if building with non-family groups.
  3. Have Fun!

Sand Sculpture Competition Details

July 2020 Tide Chart
2020 Prizes

Stay tuned for more information about prizes

2019 Sand Sculpture Competition RESULTS

Saturday, July 20th Winners:

Little Kids Division (Kids under 8 years old)

1st Place – Team Bananas, Captian Ella Van Holfwegen (Make believe Island called Hatuka)

2nd Place – Team Castle Builders, Captian Paxton

3rd Place – Team Rocket – Captian Evan (Bey Blade)

Tweens (Ages 9-14)

1st Place – Octabuck, Captain Emma Riemer (“Thanks A Latte – Octopus arm holding a Starbucks cup)

2nd Place – Luna the Hippo – Captain Lea Artiguenava

3rd Place – Team USA, Captain Taryn Walters (Equal justice honoring the girls of the US Soccer team – “Dream Big – Equal Play for Equal Pay!”)

High School (Ages 15-18)

1st  Place – Team Castle of Dreams, Captain Ryan (Something you would see in your dreams – a castle on top of a turtle shell with rocks balanced on top)

2nd Place – Team Ocean, Captain Maya Daniels (Turtle, octopus and shark with shells for teeth)

Big Kids (Ages 19 – 100)

1st Place – Team Octopussy, Captain Alli Willis (A huge Octopus)

2nd Place – Team Tidal Defense, Captain Rick Tippe (Pirate Ship Wreck)

3rd Place – Team Dino MD, Captain Meagan (Dinosaurs)

Sunday, July 21st Winners:

Family Division:

1st Place – Team Hustle Muscle, Captain Katie

A Pirate Ship being attacked by an octopus, with a treasure chest filled with treasured words on painted rocks. Team members were dressed in pirate costumes and were playing pirate music.

2nd Place – Team Gogal Family, Captain Trynka

The Eagle has Landed – A beautiful eagle on its back with wings spread in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the USA moon landing.

3rd Place – Team Tess, Captain Kaitlyn

Hank the Hoarder, a shell hoarding octopus. Three generations worked together on this sand sculpture.

Community Division:

1st Place – Team Insandity, Captain Veronica

Castle & Dragons – A dragon complete with teeth and scales surrounding castles that are being destroyed by the squeeze of his tail.

2nd Place – Team Mavericks, Captain Penny

Fun in the Sun – Iguanas have fun in the sun just like the team that was building him.

3rd Place – Sand Apocalypse, Captain Bryan Bell

Battle at Sea – 2 Ships at battle firing flowers from their cannons.

Photos by Wayne Diaz