Sand Castle Pictures

December 3, 2009 | By | 26 Replies More
Sand Castle Pictures

If you love the beach, I am sure you love sand castles, too! Today I want to spoil you with a few sand castle pictures I took whilst on a short holiday a few weekends ago.

My family and some of my friends went down south to Preston Beach, which is a small little community about 45 km south of Mandurah, south-western West Australia. As there is not much to do but to either play golf (duh! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) on a huge golf course littered with real-life Kangaroos and lots of … Kangaroo Poo, or to go to the beach, we decided to spend most of our 2 days lazing around the big wide open spaces on the beach!

The husband of one of my friends happens to build sand castles, and he always takes his “tools” with him when he goes to the beach, from a shovel to a trowel (hey, that rhymes!), and then gets right into building the most beautiful sand castles, much to the delight of all the children and quite a few onlookers, too. Of course they are encouraged to help (the children, not the spectators! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), and so are the mums!

So here are the results of the 2 days down by the beach:

Sand Castle Pictures – Day One

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Sand Castle Pictures

Sand Castle Detail

Sand Castle Detail

Sand Castle Pictures

Sand Castle nearing completion

Finished Sand Castle

Finished Sand Castle

Well, what do you think? Is this a beautiful Sand Castle or what? I think everybody was really proud of the combined effort and result! Unfortunately, when we came back the next day it was all but gone, but that’s the way of sand castles by the beach….

So we came all armed and ready again the next day, to build Sand Castle Number 2 and make it even bigger and better! Have a look and judge for yourself….

Sand Castle Pictures – Day Two

Sand Castle No 2 - Building Phase

Sand Castle No 2 – Building Phase


Sand Castle Pictures

Our Sand Castle

I hope you’ve enjoyed these sand castle pictures and I also hope that this post has inspired you to get creative next time you are on the beach – it can be so much fun, and it is definitely very rewarding!

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Category: Beach Photography

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Petra is German and absolutely loves the beach and the ocean. She is living in sunny Perth, Western Australia, with her partner, 2 children and 2 Jack Russell dogs and takes every opportunity to go for long walks at the beach, or go beach combing, or just watch the sunset at the beach with friends and a glass of wine. With this blog she wants to help you bring the precious beach into your home to relax and enjoy!

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  1. Louise says:

    Wow, this is what you call a sand castle!
    My kids love to go to the beach but we never spend hours to build something like this but looking at these pictures has now inspired me to do so, it looks great.

  2. Purple Sofa says:

    Although not very professional as compared to those done by really pro people, these kids did a great job there! Nice sand castle done.
    .-= Purple Sofaยดs last blog ..Purple Sofa For Your Living Room =-.

  3. Andrew says:

    Let’s Build a Sandcastle to the Moon!

  4. Jon says:

    Great looking Sand castles; It appears to be great sand there! I have always had to be closer to the water to keep it fresh. Thanks for shareing, never have been down under yet! hey Purple sofa my website has alot of items that you could surround your Sofa with! Se Ya there.

  5. Simply to let you know your site appears really weird in Mozilla on a linux system.

  6. Seb says:

    Wow great sand castles!! What a great holiday you had.

  7. Petra Weiss says:

    Ok, Galen, thanks for that, but unfortunately I have no idea what to do about it…?

  8. Hey guys, I am sorry for being offtopic but what theme do you have on this blog? I really love the theme here.

  9. Petra Weiss says:

    Kendrick, the theme is called “Beach Holiday” from

  10. Simon says:

    Great pics. Some of these sand castles are really artistic, it’s a shame the sea will end up washing them away.

  11. Alla says:

    Amazing castle. Did not realize this is in Australia. Probably impossible to build something like this in New York. Just discovered your site. Will keep reading.

  12. Hello, sorry for being offtopic but what theme are you using? or did you make it yourself? I like the theme you are using.

  13. Petra Weiss says:

    Sandee, the theme I am using is called “Beach Holiday

  14. i would be busy again doing some home decors this coming christmas, i’d be buying some new decors for the season ;`~

  15. Saw a link to this post over at Reddit. Thanks for posting it.

  16. Snooker Game says:

    I also enjoy building sandcastles, however the recent snooker training has kept me busy from doing so. I so envy you having such a nice castle.

  17. Adam says:

    When I first read this post I could not help but smile because it reminded me of my grade school days which we used to spend as a family down at the beach. Looking at the pics made me yearn to dash off and relive those days

  18. MJ says:

    Inspiring post, considering that I don’t usually walk along the beach let alone build sandcastles myself! It’s been some time since I’ve been travelling overseas and going to Palawan Beach is part of the itinerary. So I thought it’ll be cool to try to build ’em again and that’s when I found this post! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

  19. Wow its amazing .I loved it.This is like sand palace.Even I would love to go the place.

  20. Dan says:

    This fits in well for me . I love beaches and I love photography. It will help in my thinking to blend the two.

  21. Prime Hotel says:

    Some of these sand castles are really artistic, it’s a shame the sea will end up washing them away.

  22. Air Max 2010 says:

    Hi there I am wondering if I can use this article on one of my blogs if I tie-in bankroll b reverse to you? Thanks!

  23. Petra Weiss says:

    Sure, no problem, but I would really appreciate the backlink.

  24. Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one? Thanks a lot!

  25. Petra Weiss says:

    Hi there, if you go into your plugins section within your wordpress admin area, then go to “install new” and type in “si captcha” that will then come up with the plugin that most people use. Just click on “install”, then activate, and you should be up and running! I actually did this just then because of your post, I did not have one installed and got around 300 spam comments a day! So thanks for reminding me that there is this option! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. James says:

    These are great images. I envy you for having a nice family activity like this. Well done.

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