JULY 30 COBOURG BEACH 11am - 10:30pm

A family runs along the shore on Cobourg's famous beach
Sandcastles on the beach!



Master Sculptors begin their work



Registration Opens

Amateur Competition (under the blue tent)



Sandsculpting Lessons



Competition begins


11am  - 5pm

Kid Zone Open

Inflatable Fun Park Opens*

Live DJ on Beach


Awards Presentation at DJ Booth



Movie on the Beach: Zootopia



Fireworks over the Pier


*$5 wristband applies. Available at registration tent.

Buy your wristband for only $5




Cobourg's Sandcastle Festival
A mother and daughter build sandcastles on Cobourg Beach
Cobourg Sandcastle Festival



Hamilton, Ontario

“In every pile of sand is a castle beckoning to come out.”

Sandi began sculpting in 1995 and has competed in British Columbia, Ontario, Florida and Texas. Sandi’s accomplishments include placing 1st in Sauble Beach Ontario in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Additions to her list of accomplishments include placing first in the amateur division in Fort Myers Beach, Florida and placing 2nd in the Texas State Championship in the same year. When Sandi is not on the beach, she has a passion to teach children the technique of sand building through her 90 minute “Sandi Castle Presentations”. The unique learning allows children to bring creativity and imagination to the studies of Medieval Times and/or rocks and minerals. We are pleased to welcome back Sandi to Cobourg. www.sandicastle.com


New Haven, Michigan, USA

Sara Sunshine and Big Wave Dave are SunWave Sand Art.
They build Sand Castles, indoors, outdoors and even on Beaches.
Big Wave Dave learned how to build Sand Castles 19 years ago on South Padre Island TX from Amazin' Walter.  Sara Sunshine his Step-Daughter started 15 years ago.  Together they have build on almost every beach in Michigan and Canada. Big Wave Dave along with the late Don "Dad Feet" Wierenga won the 2000 Sand Castle Days Texas State Championship with a nine foot tall sand castle.  Sara won quite a few events at the annual Sand Castle Days on South Padre Island during her High School years. Someone once asked Sara while she worked on a castle, "Why is Big Wave Dave giving the interview and you are back here working on the sand castle? " Her reply, "He's the personality, I'm the talent!"


Guelph, Ontario

Always having an interest in art, Nick began his career as a clay sculptor for public events. With the interest of attracting an audience and seeing the look of excitement in their eyes, Nick continued his dream of sculpting and took it to the next level. Nick entered his first sand sculpting contest in Sauble Beach, Ontario, in 1999 and won 1st place. Since this first win, Nick has continued to amaze his audience and clients.


Guelph, Ontario

A four- time World Champion and 4 time North American Champion of Sand Sculpting Karen has been working in the field for 18 years. She is the only woman to ever win the SOLO World Championships. She has participated in 92sand sculpting competitions all over the world and won many titles. Her work as a freelance sculptor includes many sculpting mediums including sand, snow, clay foam wood and fiberglass for movies, television, special events and art galleries.


Waterloo, Ontario

Finding her hidden talent during a visit to Sauble Beach, Ontario Tanya has continued to enter contests and takes every opportunity to practices on local Ontario beaches. As Tanya states “ I would love every opportunity to sculpt and make sand come alive”. Tanya is one of Cobourg’s favourite Master sculptors – and this year we welcome her back with an additional sculptor NICOLETTE KASTL


Burlington, Ontario

Bob is currently employed by the CAW and has been honing his sculpting skills since 1999. His work has been on display on such beaches as Port Colborne beach festival, Port Elgin, Cobourg and Beachway Park in Burlington along the infamour “Beach Strip”. http://sandcastleman.piczo.com


St-Hippolyte, Quebec

It is while vacationing in Les Iles de la Madeleine that Michel and Rachelle were attracted to sand castles. For 12 years it has become their hobby and passion. They learned the basic techniques with Michel Lepire (World Master) and discovered and developed their artistic side and won several amateur contests. This is the first time the team will participate in Cobourg and are very excited to work alongside Master sculptors but above all, sand sculpting is lots of fun.


Burlington, Ontario

Dale Andrews started sandsculpting in 2008 when his nieces asked him to join them in a local family sandcastle building competition. He was hooked. After a few years of competing with the family, Dale decided it was time to venture out on his own. Since that time, he has gradually made his way up the ranks, accumulating several awards along the way. In 2014 alone, Dale competed in Lake Worth, Florida (People's Choice Award), Bluewater Sandfest (Port Huron, Michigan) Burlington, Ontario (1st Place), Sauble Beach, Ontario (3rd Place, Professional) and at the American Sandsculpting Championship in Fort Myers Beach (4th Place, People's Choice Award). In 2015, Dale will continue to travel across North America competing and demonstrating his work at various festivals.

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