Not Your Ordinary Sandcastle!

One of the pleasures of a beach holiday is making castles in the sand. Usually they’re shaped with a bucket and spade, decorated with shells, driftwood or seaweed and then left to the mercy of the tides. But the 38 professional sand artists who created the sculptures at Sand Wonderland this year took the art of building with sand to a whole new level.


Sand Wonderland is the world’s largest sand sculpture festival and was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in 2010. It is held every year in the Duinse Polders in Blankenberge, on the Belgian Coast. This year’s festival was titled The World Collection and featured iconic people and places, events and inventions of world renown fashioned from 20 000 tons of specially prepared sand.

Do you recognise these famous faces?









15 thoughts on “Not Your Ordinary Sandcastle!

  1. We have similar sand sculpture events and wonderful sand creations from time to time over here in Australia on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Absolutely amazing and lots of fun to be involved in I’d imagine.


    • I think it would be great fun, but my sculpting skills wouldn’t be up to par. I live in Toowoomba and I haven’t ever seen anything like this at the Gold Coast. I must take notice in the future and come down to see them.


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