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The 10 Most Epic Sandcastles

Building a sandcastle is a fun and easy activity for people of all ages. It is a great way to spend a day at the beach. Here we share some top tips for sand castle building and take a look at 10 of the most epic sandcastles that have ever been built!


How to Build a Sandcastle


Here are the steps on how to build a sandcastle:

  • Choose a spot on the beach that is free of rocks and debris.

  • Wet the sand and pack it down.

  • Use your hands to shape the sand into a castle.

  • Add details to your castle, such as towers, turrets, and moats.

  • Use wet sand to smooth out the edges of your castle.

  • Decorate your castle with seashells, rocks, and seaweed.

  • Enjoy your sandcastle!

Tips for Building a Better Sandcastle


Here are a few tips for building a better sandcastle:

  • Use wet sand. Wet sand is easier to work with and will hold its shape better.

  • Pack the sand down. This will help to create a solid foundation for your castle.

  • Use your hands to shape the sand. This will allow you to create any shape you want.

  • Add details to your castle. This will make your castle more interesting and unique.

  • Use wet sand to smooth out the edges of your castle. This will make your castle look neat and tidy.

  • Decorate your castle with seashells, rocks, and seaweed. This will add color and interest to your castle.

The 10 Best Ever Sandcastles

Some people take building sandcastles VERY seriously! Here are some of the most epic sandcastles that have been made.

sandcastle at St. Croix, US Virgin Island
Source = Bigstockphoto
  • This amazing sandcastle was made in St Croix, US Virgin Islands







winne the pooh sandcastle
Source = Distractify
  • Just look at the size of the people in the background compared with this Winnie the Pooh themed sandcastle!








illuminated sandcastle
Source = Sandcastlelbi
  • This illuminated sandcastle looks absolutely beautiful!









imperial beach san diego sandcastle competition
Source: Source = Ussandsculpting
  • This highly detailed sandcastle was built during the Imperial Beach San Diego sand castle competition.




















Harry potter themed sandcastle
Source = Thedailybeast
  • This Harry Potter themed sandcastle was built by a sand sculpture artist during the Changsha International Sand Sculpture Art Festival held in China in 2011.












Tallest sandcastle 2015
Source = Thedailybeast
  • This was Guinness world record holder of the title "tallest sandcastle" in 2015. It was built to celebrate the first Turkish Airlines flight from Miami to Istanbul, and was built at Virginia Key Beach, Miami, Florida, USA. The sandcastle was over 45 ft tall sandcastle and was built using more than 1800 tons of sand.


guinness world record tallest sandcastle
Source: www.guinnessworldrecords.com
  • This was topped in 2021, by this giant sandcastle, standing at 21.16 m (69 ft 5 in). This beauty was made by Skulpturparken Blokhus (Denmark), in Blokhus, Denmark.


It was built to boost tourism after many months of Coronavirus restrictions, and stood for 6 months.

The base of the sandcastle measures over 30 m and more than 6,400 tons of sand were used to create it.


tallest sandcastle 2019
Source: BBC / EUROPEAN PHOTOPRESS AGENCY
  • Another world record contender from 2019, this massive sandcastle was created for the Sand Sculpture Festival in Binz on the island of Ruegen, Germany, is 17.66m tall made with about 11,000 tonnes of sand!





epic sandcastle Virginia beach
Source: Pinterest
  • This gravity defying sandcastle was was built at Virginia Beach by a sand artist in the ‘End of Summer Sandcastle’ competition.


















sand castle Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro
Source=The Daily Beast
  • This epic sand castle was built at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on April 9, 2010.






Conclusion


Building a sandcastle is a fun and easy activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Why not have a go yourself when you next visit the beach!


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