by Ashley Lateef
Sand art is the practice of molding and shaping sand into art. The two basic building ingredients—of sand and water—are available in abundance on sandy beaches everywhere. Good sculpture sand is somewhat dirty, having silt and clay that helps lock the irregular-shaped sand grains together; while sand grain found in tidal beaches have a shape that limits height and structure of pieces. Enjoy these sand sculptures from beaches around the world.
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
An angel sand sculpture in Aguadilla Beach, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Fergus Mulvany, Ireland
This sculpture features an angel announcing to Mary that she will give birth to the son of God, whom she will call Jesus.
This sand sculpture was taken on a beach in Minorca. It was part of a sand art competition.
Prince Edward Island, Canada
This angel was captured in dLand, Canada's largest sand sculpture show west of British Columbia in Canada.
Lappeenranta Sandcastle, Finland
A large, intricate sand sculpture angel surrounded by sculpted clouds.
The 2006 Sand Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium.
Grand Canary Island, Spain
Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, Spain Sand sculptors take to the beach every year during the Christmas season to create scenes from the Nativity. For Spain’s renowned festival on Las Canteras Beach, the scenes are created by a team of eight artists from around the globe, including the United States. This one took more than a week to build in 2018.
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