Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest

Where: Lincoln City • Oregon • 97367
When: The second weekend of August annually

An annual event, sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants Association, the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest is held in the historic Taft District in Lincoln City The second weekend of August every year from 11 am to 5 pm.

Registration for the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest is required on the dock at SW 51st Street on the day of the event before you begin. There is a fee of one can or more of food per entrant, which will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Pantry.

Requirements. Use only sand, water, shells and other natural beach materials found on the beach. Use hand tools and forms of any sort, but in no way may support the final sculpture. No power tools are allowed.

Children 12-year-old and younger may receive limited advice from adults.

Location: Lincoln City, Oregon 97367, USA
Fees: Free
Phone: 541-614-0771, 541-996-2535

A popular destination on the Oregon Coast, Lincoln City is well-known for:

  • Its broad, flat beach stretching for seven miles along the magnificent Pacific Ocean
  • D River - the shortest river in the world
  • Drift Creek Covered Brodge - the oldest in Oregon
  • Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge


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