Sandcastles are a beloved pastime for beach-goers around the world. While most people are content with building a simple bucket and spade castle, some take their creations to the next level. From towering fortresses to intricate sculptures, here are some of the most impressive artworks made of sand ever built.
The World’s Tallest Sandcastle
The world’s tallest sandcastle was built in 2019 in the German city of Duisburg and is an impressive 17.66 meters (57.9 feet) tall. The sandcastle was built by a team of 30 sand artists from around the world. It took them 3 weeks to construct the castle, made from over 3,500 tonnes of sand.
Each year, the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia hosts the Sandcastle Competition. This attracts some of the world’s best sandcastle builders. In 2019, a team that created a sprawling sandcastle city won the competition. It was complete with towers, bridges, and even a Ferris wheel. The structure was so impressive that it took home the “People’s Choice” award, as well as first place in the competition.
The Sandcastle Hotel
In 2017, the world’s first sandcastle hotel was built in the Dutch town of Oss. The hotel featured three rooms, each made entirely from sand. The walls, floors, and even the beds were all made from sand, giving guests a truly unique experience.
Of course, many people wondered how feasible this was, and if there were odds available for this like you find election betting odds, you can bet people would have wagered on the hotels longevity. In the end, the hotel was only open for a few months before it was dismantled. However, it remains one of the most impressive sandcastle constructions ever built.
The Sandcastle Festival
Every year, the Canadian town of Parksville, British Columbia hosts the Sandcastle Festival. This draws thousands of visitors from around the world. The festival features sandcastle-building competitions. It also includes a range of other events, such as live music, food stalls, and arts and crafts. The sandcastles on display at the festival are truly impressive and some builders create elaborate sculptures that take days to complete.
The Sandcastle Cathedral
In 2019, a team of sand artists in Italy built a sandcastle cathedral that was over 16 meters tall. The cathedral featured intricate details, such as stained glass windows and a bell tower. Over 3,500 tonnes went into building this creation. The structure was so impressive that it attracted visitors from around the world, and was even used as the backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
The Sandcastle Palace
In 2018, a team of sand artists in India built a sandcastle palace that was over 15 meters (49 feet) tall. The palace featured multiple towers, a drawbridge, and even a moat. The sandcastle was so impressive that it attracted crowds of visitors. Later they dismantled it and used it to fill in a nearby lake.
The Sandcastle Museum
In 2016, the town of Burgas in Bulgaria hosted a sandcastle festival, which included the construction of a sandcastle museum. The museum featured a range of intricate sand sculptures. This included a replica of the Great Wall of China, a castle, and a giant dragon. The detailed sand sculptures left visitors amazed by the level of skill and craftsmanship involved.
To Sum It Up
Sandcastles are more than just a childhood pastime. They can be intricate works of art, featuring impressive details and towering structures. From sandcastle cities to sandcastle hotels, these creations showcase the incredible skill and imagination of their builders. Whether you’re a sandcastle enthusiast or simply enjoy a day at the beach, these impressive sandcastles are sure to leave you in awe.