Summer may be coming to a close as kids are heading back to school; but that doesn’t mean the days at the beach are over. Some of my best memories were spent on empty beaches in Ocean City, MD after the tourists left well into late September. If you find yourself exploring a local beach after the summer season; or live at the beach year round, here are 4 tips for sand sculptures like the pros make.
An empty beach after the tourist season is a glorious site. You can sit back with a book and the kids can expand their imaginations and build sand sculptures. In Maryland, we can visit the beach well into October; we won’t swim but can enjoy the cool sand and calm surroundings.
Do your kids tire of the basic sand castle and moat only for it to be knocked down by a huge wave? Mark Mason is the owner of Team Sandtastic, a professional sand sculpting team recognized as one of the best in the world. They’ve won numerous competitions and hold the world record for the tallest sand castle ever hand built. From August 26 – Sept 4, their work will be on display at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort as part of Sandtastic Weekends.
If you’re not planning to go pro, Mason offers the following simple tricks to take your sand sculpting to the next level: