23 Mind-Blowing Sand Sculptures You Won’t Believe Are Real

As a little kid, do you remember toting your shovel and pail to the beach and attempting to build a sandcastle? Chances are your masterpiece reached about a foot off the ground (if that) and it was in the shape of your plastic sand castle pail.

If you thought your sand sculptures were cool, your mind is going to be blown when you see these 23 works of art. With such great detail and massive height, it’s pretty hard to believe these sand sculptures are actually made of sand.

1) Sand Hotel

Don’t you love the little cars in the driveway?

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2) The Ultimate Sand Castle

This sand castle comes equipped with sand statues and amazing landscaping! This masterpiece was sculpted on a beach in the Netherlands.

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3) Sand Castle With Arches

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4) Castle In The Forest

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5) Winnie The Pooh Castle

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6) Castle With Waterfalls

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7) Brick Castle

This sand castle was built in St. Helier, New Jersey.

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8) Sand Resort With Private Pools

This sand resort was built on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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9) Wizard of Oz – Follow The Sand Brick Road

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10) Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

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11) Rapunzel’s Tower


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12) The Simpsons

This sand sculpture was built for the Fiesta Sand Sculpture Festival in Portugal.

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13) Humpty Dumpty

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14) Kind Triton Castle (The Little Mermaid)

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15) Sand Dragon Protecting His Castle

This sculpture was built by Walter McDonald and William Lloyd for the 2008 Tournament of Champions in British Columbia, Canada.

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16) Praying Monk

This is another sand sculpture built by Walter McDonald and William Lloyd. This one was made for the Sandfest Competition at Port Aransas, Texas.

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17) Underground Man

This amazing sand sculpture was built in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

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18) Here Is The Church and Here Is The Steeple. Open The Doors and See All The People!

This sand sculpture won second place at the World Championships of Sand Sculpture 2007 in Harrison Hot Springs.

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19) World’s Tallest Sand Castle

Ed Jarrett broke the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle for the fourth time on October 29, 2013. This sculpture stood 38 feet!

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20) Sandcastle With Lights

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21) Winding Stairs Castle

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22) Shark In The Sea

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23) Sand Bones

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