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Tuesday, 18th June 2024

National Sandcastle Competition celebrating its 21st anniversary in Bettystown

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Living art - this little lad became part of his creation at the National Sandcastle Competition in Bettystown last year.

All roads lead to Bettystown Beach on Saturday week (June 29th) for the 21st anniversary of the National Sandcastle Competition.

Get ready to witness creativity and skill on a grand scale as this much-anticipated event promises a day filled with spectacular sand sculptures, family-friendly activities, and a festive atmosphere.

Scheduled for Saturday 29th June the competition invites participants of all ages and skill levels to showcase their sandcastle-building prowess. From intricate designs to towering structures, the artistry on display will captivate visitors and competitors alike.

Event Highlights:

  • Stunning Sand Sculptures: Watch as the beach transforms into a gallery of sand art, with participants crafting impressive sculptures that are sure to dazzle.
  • Competitive Spirit: With categories catering to different age groups and skill levels, everyone has a chance to compete for fantastic prizes.


Bettystown Beach, renowned for its golden sands and welcoming atmosphere, provides the perfect backdrop for this annual event. Easily accessible by car, bicycle and public transport, it’s an ideal destination for a fun-filled day out.

The National Sandcastle Competition is always an unforgettable day of sun, sand, and spectacular sandcastles. Whether you're competing or spectating, it is an event not to be missed!

For more information on the event, the rules and how to enter, visit

One of the many sea monsters that emerged on Bettystown Beach at last year's National Sandcastle competition.
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