Mindblowing Sand Sculptures from Around the World

April 17th, 2010

Sand sculptures can be very creative and beautiful sources for creativity and imagination. We all have enjoyed our childhood in making sandcastles and sand sculptures on the beaches as our favorite pass time activity, but we never realized that these sandcastles and sculptures can be huge and represent our artistic nature. Let us have a close look at these creative and attractive sand sculptures.

Beautiful Sand Sculptures Photos

Sand Sculpture Festival in Algarve (Fiesa)


King Kong


Life Cycle


Sand Story


Charles darwin sand sculpture




Sand Sculpture Festival in Algarve


Sandstorm Events/Disney & Disney/Pixar


Sand sculpture Festival in Algarve (Fiesa)


Carl front close


Colbert Report Sand Team


Under Presure


Dinosaur Sand Sculptures


Rembrandt and Girl (detail of the Making of the Nightwatch)


‘Great Moments in History’ – Sculpted in Sand


Sand sculpture DE-07-1 Uldis Zarins


AD sculpture for alchocolic coctail ”Balsam Club” in rock festival Positivus, Salacgriva, Latvia,


”Crocodile” Australian days in Arhus, Denmark , 2009


”Gondola” Zhoushan, China, 2009


Capitalists, sand sculpture PT09 3 Uldis Zarins


Sand sculpture CH-08-2 Uldis Zarins


Sandstorm Events/Disney & Disney/Pixar


Tsunami victims


Sand sculpture


Sand sculptures in Fivehuizen


Sandstorm Events/Disney & Disney/Pixar


Sandstorm Events/Disney & Disney/Pixar


Silver Surfe


Zandsculpturen festival lommel


Genghis Khan ..sand sculpture


Sand Sculpture -A Visit to The Denist


”Valkyrie ” Sand sculpture festival in Hjoring, Denmark, 2009


Gollum sand sculpture


A Matter of Conscience


Achilles Dying (detail)


Washington Crossing The Delaware


Icehockey History Quebec (detail)


Sand sculpture Festival in Algarve (Fiesa)


Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

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59 comments for „Mindblowing Sand Sculptures from Around the World
  1. Shane Hudson on April 17th, 2010 at 10:33 am


    I have only seen a good sand sculpture like these once, in the Algarve (beautiful place!) they are so very impressive.

    • mithul on April 18th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      i dont agree

  2. casper studly on April 17th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Holy smokes! What a shame it’s only sand! There must be some way of preserving these wonders. It’s a sin to waste such concentrated effort.

    • Nemo on April 19th, 2010 at 6:42 am

      true true, they are trully amazing and beautiful. Sad they cant be preserved.

    • amazed on May 5th, 2010 at 7:36 am

      But they ARE preserved – i these pictures, for all to see!


      • Richard Hegel on March 31st, 2011 at 4:28 am

        Truly beautifull work,but I wish to know how a guy should go about mapping a clife face in sand,for a 40 bye 60 facial,and whats the best way to go about it. Sorry no photo.

  3. Smashing Share on April 17th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    This is really nice. Never seen most of them before.

  4. jmaicher on April 17th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Unbelievable that this is possible with sand!

  5. BigM75 on April 17th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    fantastic, sooo cool

  6. HD Guy on April 17th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    These sculptures look great!

    • lee on August 22nd, 2010 at 3:23 am

      yup this is the best ever i have been see

  7. lush on April 17th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    this is so inspiring! :)

  8. Cook on April 18th, 2010 at 2:46 am

    very inspirational stuff….thx for sharing

  9. piyanistll on April 18th, 2010 at 3:15 am

    very nice post thanks lot

  10. Albert Lie on April 18th, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Very nice sculptures. Sphinks looks very cool!

  11. Arijit on April 18th, 2010 at 4:20 am

    WoW! :O

  12. Shabir Gilkar on April 18th, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Truely amazing !!!!!!!!

  13. Tikjas on April 18th, 2010 at 4:49 am

    WOW! This is so amazing!

  14. jahoo on April 18th, 2010 at 5:12 am

    That is so cool!

  15. Osvaldo on April 18th, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Amazing Sculptures. Great artist, its sad that the sculptures will only be preserve by photos.

    • aaron on April 18th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      no, it’s not sad. The wonder of sand sculptures IS that they are only there for a short amount of time – like ice sculptures. If these were carved into rock or bronze or cement they would be just like every other statue out there.

  16. vadim on April 18th, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Wonderful Collection!

    Wishing You the Best,
    Yours Sincerely

  17. gift on April 18th, 2010 at 6:51 am

    WoW so beautiful
    Am so Amazing!

  18. John Gore on April 18th, 2010 at 7:20 am

    This is great stuff! Thanks for sharing these sand sculptures!

  19. Hermitbiker on April 18th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    …. simply fascinating and mind-blowing sand sculptures !! :)

  20. FplusB on April 18th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Awesome!!! Really great work!!!

  21. Buwster on April 18th, 2010 at 3:00 pm


  22. bala s murali on April 18th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    really mind blowing!

  23. Surajit Kayal on April 18th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    simply mindblowing !!! depiction of true ART…

    • Surajit Kayal on April 18th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      same kind of sand art can be seen in Puri (Orissa), India

  24. Graham on April 18th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

    How do you even comment on such brilliance?
    These guys are super talented.

    Thanks so much for sharing these.

    • Michael on April 18th, 2010 at 9:33 pm


  25. angela on April 18th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    WOW! Wonderful amazing sand sand sculpturing…….

  26. adelacreative on April 19th, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Very nice and detailed! Amazing what you can do with sand!

  27. makko-ho on April 19th, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Wow – stunning work! Saw some people doing sand sculpting on the thames once – very cool stuff.

  28. Sam on April 19th, 2010 at 3:56 am

    They are great.

  29. Jordan Walker on April 19th, 2010 at 4:43 am

    really impressive, I wonder how long those took to create?

  30. Pam on April 19th, 2010 at 7:31 am


  31. Dee on April 19th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Simply amazing.

    What wonderful gifts our God/Creator/HigherPower shares with all of us.

    Great art!

  32. Ahmed on April 19th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    WOW! Realy Amazing

  33. cheetahex2 on April 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome! Breathtaking!!! Can’t believe it!

  34. Ravikumar V. on April 20th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    its marvelous, and I want to learn this art!!

  35. Hitesh Mehta on April 20th, 2010 at 11:53 pm


  36. F Grizzle on April 21st, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    All of thes sand sclptures are amazing.

  37. John Miller on April 24th, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Impressive! My question is: How do they get to visualize, then how do they get to properly transfer their ideas from their mind to something concrete? Is there a formular?

  38. Shehzad on April 24th, 2010 at 5:44 am

    WOW . i really love your collection . thanks dude..!!

  39. Peter on April 25th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Sand sculptures always have amazed me. they just get better and better but my sand castles never do

  40. banke on April 26th, 2010 at 7:29 am


  41. Danielle Boyter on May 4th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Those Sand Sculptures are AMAZING. How come none of my sand castles look like that lol..

  42. voldemort on May 5th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    These are amazing but the first thing that came to mind was “someone has too much time on their hands.”

  43. andreina on May 12th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Que lindo me impreciono mucho porque primera ves que veo clases de arte como esos que bello,que bello,que bellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  44. Anto on May 30th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Wonderful post, thanks for sharing!

  45. n8rgirl on July 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you very much, to all the sculptors, and to for posting the photos. Global participation in the creation of beauty is a good thing.

  46. Bilal B. Saudi on December 23rd, 2010 at 8:35 am

    My name is Bilal Saudi, I work as a “Junior Project Manager” in an event management company called “Behind the Scenes – Eventology” in Amman, Jordan.

    We have been chosen by the ASEZA here in Jordan to work on some of the events for Aqaba in 2011. Aqaba was named the Arabic Capital of Tourism 2011 and accordingly a series of events will be implemented to celebrate Aqaba and promote regional and international tourism.

    One of our ideas that was pitched to our client and got great reviews is to have a Sand festival, maximizing on the different kinds and colors of sand Jordan has. The sand festival will concentrate on promoting the beauty of the country’s sand by creating art pieces, generate activities and structures made out of sand. It is a fun, active and inventive festival that will involve the locals and tourists.

    In regards to this comment, I was researching sand festivals online and I found your website. After going through the website I found out that you do sand sculpting and instructing which is very intriguing as we are looking to host a flagship event that would make the headlines throughout the Capital of Tourism year.

    The event could be on a certain period from July till September where the weather is amazing in Aqaba. How can collaborate on this project ? do you offer consultancy ? management ? equipment if any ? logistical input ? what is the number of sculptors that you can provide? Can we receive a quotation or an estimated price offer to organize the whole thing?

    My e-mail (

    Awaiting your kind and prompt replies.

  47. beaded liners on January 18th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Odd , your post turns up with a dark hue to it, what color is the primary color on your web-site?

  48. Marcel Elsjan of Wipper on March 3rd, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    If you like the sculptures, please check out our website We organise events world wide. And if you want to learn the techniques, we can help you as well! If you want to get in touch with one of the artists of the sand sculptures above, contact us! We know them all!!!

  49. Cleopatra Fitzgerald on July 1st, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    The sand sculptures celebrate life and seem to speak
    too close to our hearts with their art.

  50. Laura on July 19th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    These sculptures are awsome works of art. It is definitely “mind-blowing” I think it is just wonderous that all this csn be done with sand and water. Very talented artists.:)

  51. deepanshu on October 6th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    these sculptures are very nice