Carmel Beach Sandcastle Contest


Just to prove that the Carmel Beach isn’t only for shivering tourists and sex-crazed teenagers, the City of Carmel and the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects put on a yearly sandcastle contest. Today was the 48th edition of the contest, which is only announced a day or two ahead of time to keep the crowds manageable and the participants local and “amateur.”


This year’s theme of “Carmel Doghouses and Playhouses” inspired a remarkable number of sand-crafted dogs.


Including this gravity-defying threesome.


But there were traditional castles, as well.


This is a frog catching a fly.


Like most things worth doing, serious sandcastle building requires focus …


… and meticulous attention to detail…


… while destruction lies always close at hand.

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