Travel Notice:

Travel Notice:


Clatsop County is in Phase 2 of the Reopening plan as of June 6th, face coverings in indoor public spaces is required, effective July 1. City beach access points, parking, restrooms, and Tolovana Wayside are open. Ecola State Park remains closed.

See our Coronavirus Update Page for the latest details.


56th Annual (Virtual) Sandcastle Contest 2020- Summer of Sandcastles


Virtual Sandcastle Contest Registration - Download!
Get Your 2020 Sandcastle Merchandise - Online!

For the safety of our volunteers, contestants, and spectators our 56th Annual Sandcastle Contest has gone virtual!

Build a sandcastle sometime this summer between June 13th and September 7th and submit a photo or short video of your build to enter to win in our very first ever Virtual Sandcastle Contest. We will have winners in two categories: With Haystack Rock and Without Haystack Rock.

Follow us on Facebook throughout the summer to see featured entries in different fun themes like best mermaid, best sandcastle, with a dog, all kids build, and more.

Help us keep the spirit of Sandcastle alive!
Come play in the sand with us next year - June 5th, 2021.