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Ogunquit Sand Castle Contest 2017

Beachgoers young and old adopt different approaches in sandcastle construction. Some go the casual route, without fretting too much over an off-balance sand/water ratio, or a collapsed turret here or there. Others have a razor-sharp focus and a perfectionist’s standard.

Well, amateur, everyday sand artists of every persuasion can show off their stuff on July 29 over at Main Beach for Ogunquit’s Annual Sandcastle Contest, a picture-perfect vision of summertime pleasure on the Southern Maine coast!

Ogunquit’s Annual Sandcastle Contest: Focus on Fun

You can certainly feel free to untap your full creative potential, but make no mistake: This is all about fun! Back-and-forth trips between the damp sand of the foreshore and the fluffy building site, filling and dumping buckets, sculpting and mixing with plastic shovels: You know the drill. Probably some architectural discussions with your fellow builders, maybe a surreptitious peek or two at the competition…

Heck, you don’t even need to participate in the Sandcastle Contest to enjoy it: An afternoon at the beach admiring the ephemeral handiwork of the competitors, maybe taking a dip during the proceedings—sounds just about right to us! 

The Admiral’s Inn: The Perfect Ogunquit Home Base

Staying with us at the Admiral’s Inn, you’re les than a mile from the sandcastle-building action over at Main Beach. That’s great news if you’re planning on joining the contest or spectating; it’s also great news on any other given summer’s day. Stroll over for the sunrise, bring the beach towel for kicking back and cooling off, and work in a stroll on the Marginal Way—our town’s famous oceanfront footpath—while you’re at it! This is the “Beautiful Place by the Sea,” after all.

As you enjoy one of the prettiest coastlines in New England, you’ll also have at your services the full-on hospitality and amenities of the Admiral’s Inn, auspiciously nestled right along Ogunquit’s Main Street. Besides sunbathing and swimming, we put topnotch shopping, dining, entertainment, and culture—from the Ogunquit Playhouse to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art—conveniently at your disposal.

Call Today to Reserve Your July Escape to Ogunquit at the Admiral’s Inn!

So book your stay for late July at the Admiral’s Inn today, and check out the quintessential summertime celebration of the Annual Sandcastle Contest on Main Beach!