Temperatures were moderate and pleasant Saturday at Walnut Beach, bringing out hundreds of people to create and view this year's entries in the annual Milford Fine Arts Sand Sculpting contest.

"I think this is more than we've ever seen," said the Rev. Ken Fellenbaum, who was walking along the beach to view the sculptures.

Fine Arts officials confirmed that this year brought a good turnout, bringing sand artists from Milford and beyond to create turtles, castles, mythical creatures and more.

Check back later for a full story on the contest, more photos and a list of winners.