Sand Sculpture Contest

The annual Sand Sculpture Contest is great fun for the whole family. Some years it is extremely cold—almost like a Polar Bear Plunge--and other years it is balmy—plungers splash around in the tepid waters. Entry fees support Friends of Hunting Island and the organization’s many park initiatives.


Entrants may use any sand tools they want, and the final sculptures are judged on creativity and by category. Prizes are awarded.


In addition, the Sand Sculpture Contest always includes the costume parade. Best costume also receives a prize.


The Lighthouse Gift Shop sells a different t-shirt every year, and it’s a good idea to purchase them early to be sure you get one.

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