Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
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250 Market Street · PortsmouthNew Hampshire03801 · United States 
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Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Competition

As the largest Master Sand Sculpture competition in the Northeast, the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture competition was born in 2000 with the release of the unique New Hampshire quarter. Local artist, Mr. Gregory Grady was initially championed by the U.S. Mint to create a larger than life quarter out of ten tons of sand. Fortunately for the neighboring communities, this even has grown year over year and continues to delight residents and visitors alike.

Begin planning your visit to our great city for the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Competition, scheduled for June 19 - July 7, 2013.

  • Comfortable accommodations featuring the Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM Bed
  • Our hotel is located less than one (1) mile from Market Square and the race course

Book online today, or call 866-716-8120 and ask for our best available rates.

Hampton Beach, conveniently located approximately twenty minutes from our Portsmouth hotel, is a delightful seaside community with stretches of pristine white sand. With each passing year, the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture competition has grown increasingly larger. In 2011, the invitation only event featured fifteen (15) world class masters all vying for the $15,000 prize money. For weeks following the event, the sand sculptures are preserved with "windscreen" a solution of water and glue, allowing the creations to be kept on the beach serving as a free museum for all to enjoy.

The 2012 event is scheduled to begin on June 19, with the castles being illuminated through July 7, 2013.

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Situated in the downtown waterfront district our hotel looks out over New Hampshire's bustling international port, where ships arrive regularly from around the world. Our amazing location is near historic homes, boutiques, fine dining and live entertainment.


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