Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Gates open at 9:00am

The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to announce that the 42nd Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition will take place on Sunday, August 21, 2022 with gates opening at 9:00am.

2022 Event Description:

The sandcastle and sand sculpturing contest attracts over 10,000 people every year to the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. There are cash prizes for various categories. First Aid personnel and provincial lifeguards will be on site. There is an on-site bus shuttle service to transport people to and from the beach after the park opens at 9:00 AM. Only registered “Service Dogs” are permitted on the buses.

Bring a positive attitude and your sand building tools and skills. Please note there is a fee of $10 for adult groups to participate in the competition and no fee for children or youth. The Registration Tent will be available onsite as soon as you step onto the beach. No advanced registration.  This event is rain or shine. Bring sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, water, snacks, and appropriate beach attire. Various food vendors will be on-site.

More details to come.

Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition was not permitted to take place over the last two years due to the Provincial Government State of Emergency. It is with great excitement that we announce the return of this Eastern Shore summer tradition. Look forward to seeing you at the beach!

For more information please contact Andrew Cox at or Shari Dillman at

Learn more about Clam Harbour's famous sandcastle contest that attracts thousands of people to the Eastern Shore! View winners from past years and other pictures on the Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition Facebook page.

Photo credit: Stoo Metz

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