Sand Castle Festival
Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park
Miles of white sand,
waves and water.
Come, build your 'dream castle' at Clam Harbour!
Clam Harbour Beach is a long, beautiful white sand beach not far
from Halifax. Each year the Clam Harbour Sandcastle Contest attracts
hundreds of contestants and thousands of spectators.
Sand sculptors start arriving as early as 7:00 a.m. on this supervised
beach, to work in teams or just on their own. Sand castles are
actually few and far between in the imaginative world of sand
A life size elephant, the Great Wall of China (not lifesize),
the bizarre, the wild and wacky, huge and bizarre castles and
much more. Some creations are over 20 feet tall!
For people who just want to watch and relax, the swimming is
pleasant- not a stone for miles and there's lots of local food
such as steamed mussels, chowder and corn-on-the-cob. Beach services
also include plenty of washrooms, showers and wheel chair accessibility.
shuttle bus runs from Webber's Store on Highway #7 or you can
drive in and park if you're early.
Prizes for best sand sculptures are awarded in childrens and
adult categories and the event winds up by suppertime. To end
a great day at one of Nova Scotia's best beaches, plan to stay
through the evening with your own barbecue in Clam Harbour's picnic
area and top it off with a sing-song and a moonlight swim. Life
couldn't be better.