40 Stunning Examples of Sand Sculptures

January 21, 2013 · 1 comment

by Dustin Betonio

Stunning Examples of Sand Sculptures

Put simply, a sand sculpture is a construction made of just sand and water. This is the famous sand castle, but the sculpture could also be a composition of other architectural forms, anatomical figures (people and animals) and objects. When one has the right sand and the right techniques, then almost any shape in sand made.Sand Sculpture is the practice of modeling sand into an artistic form, such as a sand brushing, sand sculpture, sand painting, or sand bottles. A sand castle is a type of sand sculpture resembling a miniature building, often a castle.

The two basic building ingredients, sand and water, are available in abundance on a sandy beach, so most sand play takes place there, or in a sandpit. Tidal beaches generally have sand that limits height and structure because of the shape of the sand grains. Good sand sculpture sand is somewhat dirty, having silt and clay that helps lock the irregular shaped sand grains together.Shovels and buckets are the main construction tool used in creating sand sculptures, although some people use only their hands. Water from the sea to mix with the sand can be brought to the building site with a bucket or other container. Sometimes other materials, such as pieces of wood, are added to reinforce structures.

Sand sculpture as an art form has become very popular in recent years especially in coastal beach areas. Hundreds of annual competitions are held all over the world. Techniques can be quite sophisticated, and record-breaking achievements have been noted in the Guinness World Records. Sometimes contests are staged as advertising or promotional events. In this post, I will feature some stunning examples of sand sculpture that will surely amaze you. Enjoy!



Now to the Examples of Sand Sculptures

1. Jeroen Kransen


2. RitaFromRussia


3. sandra_willems


4. Grete Howard

Grete Howard

5. Noordwijk


6. Jesolo II


7. Berg & Bos

Berg & Bos

8. Easter Island

Easter Island

9. Ocean City

Ocean City

10. Work in Progress Finished

Work in Progress Finished

11. MAnimeX

12. Dellessanna


13. MagdaM


14. Pancinha


15. loyless


16. Lappeenranta


17. Ray Garlick

Ray Garlick

18. Revere Beach

Revere Beach

19. North Holland

North Holland

20. thefirstnoname


21. Bill Giglio

Bill Giglio

22. Weston-super-Mare


23. Grete Howard 2

Grete Howard 2

24. Jul


25. Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs

26. Sinosplice


27.Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog

28. hansol k

hansol k

29. King Neptune’s Kingdom

King Neptune's Kingdom

30. sinosplice 2

Sinosplice 2

31. Hoppiej


32. Giant Sand Sculptures


33. theseanster93


34. SetosPuppy


35. Mariquitaa


36. doortoriver


37. elston


38. you own the world


39. Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs

40. Jon4H


Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Mani Mazz November 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Just big OMG, I cant even make a castle in the sand and they are creating an actual figures of people.
Although how beauty it is, I can`t think of another thing beside diving into on of the sculptures.


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