The Annual Bermuda International Sand Sculpture Competition

Posted in: News - Last Updated: August 25th, 2012 by Michael

Bermuda Sand Sculpture

If you go down to the beach at Horseshoe Bay in Southampton, on the 1st of September, you are sure of a big surprise. You can observe the stunning artwork on display at the Annual Bermuda International Sand Sculpture Competition.

This is the event which shines a light on the incredibly skilled and talented artists, for whom building a great sculpture is simply a day at the beach. They can take grains of sands and mould them like clay. This results in a magnificent creation, out on the beach for all to enjoy and marvel at. You will truly feel as if you have been transported to another world.

Contestants from all over the globe flock to Horseshoe Bay Beach to take part. The International Bermuda Sand Sculpture and Castle Competition has been held every summer since 1996. It is due to take place on the 1st of September. The competition is overseen and coordinated by the Institute of Bermuda Architects, to heighten design, construction and imagination. It is held with the backing of the Bermuda Department of Tourism.

There are a broad spectrum of spectacular models and structures, built on the sand. They range from statues of famous people and places, to animals, vehicles and buildings. This is in addition to models of old castles, houses and bridges, among others. The possibilities are endless and the competition is open to all comers. Onlookers can also attend free of charge.

The sculptures must be completed between 10 am and 4pm. You must use a stretch of beach measuring 12’x 12′. Competitors can take part in a variety of categories, for Families, Children and Teenagers, alongside Tourists, Professionals and a Company category. The sculptures will be looked over by a panel of three judges who will choose the winners.

Check out our things to do in bermuda series for ideas on what to see and do while attending the Annual Bermuda International Sand Sculpture Competition.

Annual Bermuda International Sand Sculpture Competition, in Bermuda

Rent a scooter, moped or bike from Elbow Beach Cycles and get a massive 10% off your scooter if you book online NOW. AND, if you book early enough and pre-pay your scooter hire, you’ll get a 15% discount!!


  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon