Date Of Visit: June 26, 2020
Location: Yarmouth, MA
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
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
927 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, MA
13 Willow St, Yarmouth Port, MA
183 Main St, West Yarmouth, MA
(10) Route 28 Visitor Center
424 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
476 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA
540 Main Street, Rt. 28, West Yarmouth, MA
(3) Candy Co (my favorite store on the trail!)
975 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
(7) John G Sears & Co Inc (no, this isn’t a selfie)
1221 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA
Dogs like the sculptures too
(12) Seafood Sam’s
1006 Massachusetts (Route) 28 South Yarmouth, MA
1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA
6) Hearth ‘n Kettle (the fish are also wearing PPE but they’re not distancing!)
1196 Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA
62 High Bank Rd, South Yarmouth, MA
(5) Dunkin’ Donuts
436 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA
487 Station Ave, South Yarmouth, MA