Sandcastle Building Contest

Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
2021 NW 190th Street

Get ready to dig in! Bring the entire family to the Sandcastle Competition at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park on Sunday, August 18. With a little imagination and a lot of sand, Richmond Beach transforms into a series of sandcastles and sculptures. Judges will vote for the top entries in the "Adult/Family/Group" and "Kids 12 & Under" categories plus a “Crowd Favorite”!

Free to participate! Contestants must provide their own tools, buckets and shovels. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

sandcastle contest

Spectators will find participants using sand, water and any other natural materials found at the beach to construct their castles and sculptures. Contestants will be judged on their creativity, originality, total use of their assigned plot and use of natural materials.


Contestants and spectators are encouraged to fill the beach and sky with kites. Everyone young at heart is invited to come celebrate! Fly a kite (or a few) or just take in the scene!

Food and entertainment

Participants and spectators will also enjoy a beach barbecue and live steel drum musicby The Islanders.

Volunteers needed

RBCA is looking for volunteers to make the annual Sandcastle Building Competition a success! Event support staff will be needed from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact Teresa Pape at to volunteer.


  • 11:00 a.m. — Registration
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Competition
  • 12:00 p.m. — Kites take flight
  • 2:00 p.m. — Awards announced

Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association and City of Shoreline

For more information, contact Sheri Ashleman at

2018 Sandcastle Poster

Get the poster! (11x14 pdf)