We all built sand castles as children. Some of us continue to build them as adults. Unfortunately, our efforts often result in a basic sand structure made with inferior tools. Also known as beach toys!
With a little more knowledge, and many of the same basic tools, you can build better versions of your early sand castles. You can make what I like to call cool sand castles.
Amazing Sand Castles
Some people aspire to something more. They’re the ones who enter sand castle contests and create truly awesome sand castles. Some of them are even good enough to earn a living doing it! For example, look at this amazing sand castle:
Sand castle contests are very popular. They’re even held on local inland beaches like Evanston, IL and Grand Haven, MI. Coastal Living Magazine compiled a list of the Best Sandcastle Competitions. Their list includes:
SandSations Sandcastle Competition in Long Beach, Washington.
U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition in Imperial Beach, California.
International Sandsculpting Championship in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Sand Castle Days in South Padre Island, Texas.
American Sandsculpting Championship Festival in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Masters Sandsculpting Classic in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
Concours de Châteaux de Sable in Havre-Aubert, Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada.
Sandcastle Day in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes National Seashore, California.
AIA Sandcastle Contest in Galveston, Texas.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin