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Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail
2024

Updated: May 15, 2024

Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail is coming back this year, bigger and better than ever! 

Huge sand sculpture of cartoon-style sea critters on a pirate ship sailing on rolling waves

For the 13th year, nationally renowned performance artist and sculptor, Sean Fitzpatrick, and his wife, Tracey, are once again delighting Cape Cod locals and visitors with dozens of their unique and super-creative sand sculptures.

Gigantic sand carving of a happy-faced sea creature holding discs showing fun things to see and do in Yarmouth MAHow Cool is That!

When to See the Sculptures
(and Maybe Find the Artists at Work!)

When we begin seeing piles of sand in front of businesses, restaurants, entertainment venues and lodgings around town, that's our first sign that Sean and Tracey are ready to get to work on their sculptures.

Large pile of light-tan sand waiting for sculptingIt's time! :-)

Seeing the Sculptors at Work

Starting around the second week in May, Sean and Tracey work 6 days a week from early morning to noon-ish (weather permitting), creating one towering piece of sand art at a time, until all 30+ sculptures are finished in mid-June.

Will you be here then? Keep your eyes open for  Sean and Tracey at work.

Please keep in mind, though ...

They don't publish their day-to-day schedule. So catching them in the sculpting process is usually a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

If you happen to walk, bike or drive by and see them working, don't hesitate to stop and say hello!

Man wearing a yellow shirt and camo ballcap, carving a smiling sun figure from a large pile of sandSean Works His Magic

Sean and Tracey are super-friendly, and they welcome curious passers-by to stop and watch them bring a big pile of sand to life!

Four-foot tall sand sculpture of a grinning, wide-eyed sun and the word "Yarmouth" in front.Later That Day ... The Finished Sculpture


* Read about Sean's company: "Fitzy Snowman Studios"

Seeing the Completed Trail

June 21st is this year's target date for all 30+ sculptures to be completed and ready for viewing.

How long do the sand sculptures stay in place?

From early summer until early autumn.  

Thanks to the special materials and techniques used to build them, the sculptures are incredibly durable. 

Unless they're accidentally damaged or intentionally vandalized (thankfully, that doesn't happen very often!), they'll stay intact until mid-October. :-)

eagle-statue-on-pole.jpgLast year, an osprey repeatedly sat on and damaged the sculpture at the Rt.28 Visitors Center. Hopefully, the newly-installed eagle statue will keep the osprey away this year!

Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail Locations

Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6)

Cape Cod Welcome Center – US-6, mile marker 70.6, eastbound side

Sculpture at Rt. 6 Welcome CenterHappy faces at the Route 6 Welcome Center (2023)

West Yarmouth

Cape Sands Inn - 149 Route 28 

The Cove Resort - 183 Route 28 

Bellew Tile & Marble Co. - 280 Route 28

Laer Realty Partners - 411 Route 28

Route 28 Visitor Center - 424 Route 28 *Completed*

Aiden Best Western - 476 Route 28

Freebird Motor Lodge - 553 Route 28

Hole in One - 582 Route 28

Andrea's Fish & Lobster - 679 Route 28

Yarmouth Police Dept. (sponsored by the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod) - 340 Higgins Crowell Road

Bayberry Hills Golf Course - 635 W. Yarmouth Road

Lighthouse made from sandReplica of Point Gammon Lighthouse
Yarmouth Town Hall 2024

South Yarmouth

The Pancake Man - 952 Route 28

Candy Co. - 975 Route 28

Yarmouth Town Hall - 1146 Route 28 *Completed*

Dunkin' - 1050 Route 28 

Riverview Bait & Tackle and Lil' Caboose Ice Cream - 1273 Route 28

Cape Cod Creamery - 5 Theater Colony Road at the intersection with Route 28

John Sears Landscaping - 221 Old Main Street

Y-D Red Sox at Red Wilson Field (sponsored by Steamship Authority) - 210 Station Avenue

Rockland Trust - 428 Station Avenue

Dunkin’ - 436 Station Avenue 

Cape Cod Five - 514 Station Avenue

Caffé Gelato Bertini - 46 South Street

Ship Shops (sponsored by Cruise Planners) - 130 Pleasant Street

Coastal Mechanical - 22 Whites Path

Bass River Golf Course - 62 Highbank Road

Funny sand sculpture of birds on vacation

Yarmouth Port

Just Picked Gifts - 13 Willow Street

Yarmouthport Village Green - 2 Strawberry Lane *Completed*

Taylor Bray Farm - 108 Bray Farm Road

Winslow Crocker House Museum - 250 Route 6A

Humorous sand sculpture of a large fish holding his "catch"Catch of the Day
(My favorite from 2022!)

* Important *

Each sculpture is finished with a very thin, invisible, protective coating made from wood glue and water, then sprayed with sealant.

If the protective layer is broken, moisture seeps into the cracks. And that's the beginning of the end for the sculpture. :-(

Please, please, please ... don't touch!

Windmill carved from sandReplica of Yarmouth's Judah Baker Windmill

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