Sand Castle Spectacular

These are no run-of-the-mill sand castles.

A Maritime Metropolis

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

A Maritime Metropolis

These are no run-of-the-mill sand castles. The families construct a bustling city of sand with impressive towers, walls, and ornamentation.

Divide and Conquer

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Divide and Conquer

Each person has a special job to do. Rusty Rockstroh, 19, is best known for his skill in scoring bricks on sand buildings.

Out with the Tide

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Out with the Tide

The ocean will soon reclaim this sand castle, replete with turrets and curved steps.

Tricks of the Trade

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Tricks of the Trade

Details make the difference. It takes a steady hand to create intricate grooves, ridges, and lines in the sand. Tools typically used to carve clay also work wonders with compacted sand.

Fire Breather

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Fire Breather

A 10-foot long sand dragon slumbers on the beach and breathes fire at dusk.

Night Lights

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Night Lights

As the sun sets, torches and tea candles dramatically light the sand village.

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