We visited East Beach for the AIA Sand Castle Competition and had a great time. There were about 64 teams competing and they all did a great job. I can't imagine getting sand to stack that high. There was a $10 parking fee. We didn't get there until about 1:30 and it was late enough that people had left so we got really close parking. You can drink on the beach with no problems. I don't know what it is like on a normal weekend but this weekend there were people everywhere. We couldn't find a spot on the beach so we checked out the Sand Castles and went over on the ferry to Crystal Beach. It was worth it just to get to see the sand castles.
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