Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail 2020

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Date Of Visit: June 26, 2020

Location: Yarmouth, MA

Cost: Free

Parking: Free parking is available at or near each of the locations of the sand sculptures

Universally Accessible: Yes

Dog Friendly: Yes

Summary: 17 sand sculptures are located throughout the Yarmouth, MA, area.  The sculptures are located conveniently at places of business and other popular landmarks like Yarmouth Town Hall and the visitor center in Yarmouth.While it is possible to walk to some of the sand sculptures, the only way to see all of the sand sculptures in a timely fashion is to travel by vehicle.  The sculptures will be around until Columbus weekend (Oct, 12)

Website: Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail 2020

Map: Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail 2020 Map

Sculptor: Tracy Fitzpatrick at Fitzysnowman Studios.

Yarmouth, MA, has some unusual tourists this summer.

The sculptor Tracy Fitzpatrick at Fitzysnowman Studios has created 17 sand sculptures located throughout Yarmouth once again for everyone to find and enjoy.  The 20 year tradition is a socially distancing friendly activity that is fun for the entire family.

Don’t worry if we get some rain or stormy weather.  Barring any vandalism, the sand sculptures will still be there throughout the summer.  But, vandalism can be an issue.  In fact, last year, when we went to visit them, three of the sculptures had been damaged.  So, I didn’t even bother posting the photos.  However, all of the sand sculptures were intact during my visit this weekend.

The reason why these sculptures don’t break down so easily is because they are built with finely ground quarried sand, which has sharp edges and stacks like sugar cubes.  This sand tends to keep its integrity unlike beach sand because beach sand doesn’t stick together as well because it is often rounded by wave-action and includes bits of oddly shaped seashells.  The sand sculptures that were built last year were built so sturdy they withstood 110 mile per hour winds during two tornados in the area.

Each sand sculpture is created one at a time, typically in a single day. Work usually begins in late May and continues throughout the month of June.  The sculptures were expected to be completed by June 26, the very same day I went to view them.  They are planned on being up until Columbus weekend (October 12).

The numbers of the locations of the sand sculptures are listed alphabetically on the map.  However, it would not make sense to look for them in the order they are listed on the map.  I am listing the locations based on the way I found them during my trip. Of course, you can travel to each sculpture in any order you choose.  But, I decided to go to the Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouth Port first because it is the location that is the farthest away from the other sand sculptures.  Then, I tried to do a loop to visit the rest of the sand sculptures until I checked them all of my list.

I have included the addresses and landmarks where each sand sculpture can be found.  However, I could not find the exact addresses of some of them.  So, it’s tricky getting to some of them.  But, finding them is part of the fun!

I am listing the locations in the order I found them, mostly.  I am also including the number that corresponds to the sculpture number on the map in parenthesis.  But, I must admit some of the sculptures don’t seem to follow in order on the map and I actually stumbled across some of them by mistake (although that may have more to do with a lack of map reading skills on my part).  Unfortunately, due to how the sculptures are scattered throughout the area, you may have to backtrack to see them all in an orderly and efficient way.  Lastly, don’t forget to enter the Yarmouth sand sculpture photo contest!

(14)  Taylor Bray Farm

108 Bray Farm Rd N, Yarmouth, MA

(13) Strawberry Lane (Route 6A) Yarmouth Port, MA

(9) Kinlin Grover Real Estate

927 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA

(8) Just Picked Gifts

13 Willow St, Yarmouth Port, MA

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4) The Cove At Yarmouth

183 Main St, West Yarmouth, MA

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(10) Route 28 Visitor Center

424 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA

(1) Aiden By Best Western at Cape Point

476 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA

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(11) Salty’s

540 Main Street, Rt. 28, West Yarmouth, MA

(3) Candy Co (my favorite store on the trail!)

975 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA

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(7) John G Sears & Co Inc (no, this isn’t a selfie)

1221 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA

Dogs like the sculptures too

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(12) Seafood Sam’s

1006 Massachusetts (Route) 28 South Yarmouth, MA

(17) Yarmouth (MA) Town Hall

1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA

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6) Hearth ‘n Kettle (the fish are also wearing PPE but they’re not distancing!)

1196 Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA

(2) Bass River Golf Course

62 High Bank Rd, South Yarmouth, MA

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(5) Dunkin’ Donuts

436 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA

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Today Real Estate

487 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA

(16) Wendy’s

32 Old Town House Rd, South YarmouthMA

About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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