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Best Sand Castles: 10 Beach Designs That Truly Made Waves

If people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, then what about people who live in sandcastles? After all, glass is just melted sand, right? Maybe they shouldn’t throw magma. Who knows?

The point is, it takes a special kind of sandcastle to inspire this line of questioning. The artistry, the scale and the craftsmanship all have to be second to none. You’re about to see 10 of these epic sand sculptures, so there’s no telling what you might start to think by the end of it.

Pretty impressive for just monkeying around, no? Suddenly, King Kong doesn’t look so scary anymore.

gorilla sand sculpture
Doc Searls, Flickr

It’s always great to see the sun come out at the beach, especially when it looks this happy.

sun sand sculpture
Mccready, Flickr

Sunscreen? Check. Beach towel? Check. Hammer of Thor? How did you forget to bring that? This sandcastle is truly one from the beach Gods.

thor sand sculpture
Cvc_2k, Flickr

Creepy? Sure. But we can’t knock this sandcastle for its impressive craftsmanship. We’ll just try not to get too close to it.

sandman
Mccready, Flickr

Most sandcastles are more like sand huts. Not this one, which is practically its own city on the beach.

sand castle
Guy K, Flickr

Trains don’t go through the ocean, but if they did, they’d apparently be driven by a squid. Either way, we’re all aboard this amazingly designed sandcastle.

sand squid sculpture
Cvc_2k, Flickr

Who needs ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’ when you can just make hippos out of sand? Best of all, these sand hippos are totally harmless. We hope …

hippo sand sculpture
Jez Arnold, Flickr

Forgot your beach chair? Don’t worry, this beach couch has you covered. It even has a beer waiting for adults who want to relax and cool off.

sand couch
Smoobs, Flickr

A man can only sit under a Bodhi Tree for so long before he just needs to get away. 

sand buddha
Cvc_2k, Flickr

We’d be lying if we said we weren’t impressed with this sand sculpture of the king of the jungle. The painted eyes, nose and teeth take it to the next level.

sand lion sculpture
ThisParticularGreg, Flickr

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