What says summer more than wiggling your toes in the sand, or getting down and dirty and building an epic sandcastle? 

Utah County is a pretty far drive from the ocean, but that doesn't mean there aren't opportunities for playing on a sandy beach. And since Sunday is National Play in the Sand Day, it's the perfect chance to get out and experience one of the local beaches. 

Check out these nine local parks and recreation areas that have beaches perfect for your summer day. 

-- By Stacy Johnson, Daily Herald

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