Exmouth beach isn’t just for sunbathing. On no! With two miles of golden sand, the beach is the perfect location for sand sculpture.
This engaging art-form has found an enthusiastic home in Exmouth. Making sculptures in our sand has become a hugely popular pastime with locals, tourists and professionals alike.
You don’t have to be a professional sculptor to get involved, all your need is sand (we’ve got plenty) and a little imagination. It’s a great activity all the family will love getting involved in.
- To check that you’re building on the right type of sand, pack it into a golf ball sized sphere. If the ball will roll around inside the palm of your hand, without falling apart, the sand is suitable for sculpture.
- Build you sculpture above the previous tide line, to ensure it isn’t washed away quickly.
- Bring buckets and spades. A big bucket is preferable – you’ll need to go to the sea for water less often.
- If you use a metal trowel or spade, be sure to stick it blade down into the sand when not in use – to avoid standing on it.
- Always carry a photograph of whatever you’re going to sculpt, it makes the process much easier.
What the locals say…
“My family and I love making sand sculptures on the beach. Remember to take lots of photos of your design before the tide washes it away.”
Photography credits: Lightworks