Sandcastle Competition

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)

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East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550


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Sandcastle Building Tips



1. Screen your sand of debris by using a laundry net. It will save you time and provide you a clean start.

2. Start on the Hard Pack, no soft sand foundations.


In the links below you will find people who provide building tips and private lessons.

Lucinda Wierenga - Private Lessons

The Amazing Walter - Private Lessons

Mark Landrum - Private Lessons

Andy Hancock - Private Lessons and How-to Videos

Emerson Schreiner - Private Lessons

Sons of the Beach Shop - Tools, forms, Books and Tips

Sand Castle Central - Tips and How-to's


Helpful Video Links

The Tri-Tool

The Willysphere

Building an Arch