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89 Epically Awesome Sandcastles

These beach masterpieces will blow your mind!

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    These go WAY beyond just a pail and shovel at the beach. Keep clicking to see the world's most epic sandcastles!

    Al Capone sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Tom Cruise sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    ET sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Captain America sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Wolverine sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Abraham Lincoln sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    King Kong sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Charlie Chaplin sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Hulk sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    Queen sand sculpture at the World's largest sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium.

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    18 foot high sand castle built by sand sculpture artist Matt Long on Water Street in Manhattan.

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    Beachgoers were stunned when the world's top dads - David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Prince William - were recreated in a massive 70 tonne sand sculpture. The famous trio were carved, 15ft high, into the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, by sand sculptor Nicola Wood.

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    A sand sculpture by artist Sudersan Pattnaik in tribute of US performer Michael Jackson is seen at the Golden Sea beach in Puri, India. (Photo by ASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Brazilian artist Ubiratan da Conceicao dos Santos gives the final touches to the sand sculpture of Michael Jackson he created at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture congratulating US president Barack Obama by Indian sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik was built on a beach in Puri, India in 2008. (Photo by SANJIB MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    People build sand sculptures inspired by farytales at the Annual Sea Sculpture Festival in Middelkerke, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    This picture shows sand sculptures at Roermond in the Netherlands. (Photo by MARCEL VAN HOORN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    An artist walks among sand sculptures, called ' Jungle Book,' at Moscow's zoo in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Photo by MAXIM MARMUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand sculptor Rogean Rodrigues gives the finishing touches to the Olympic Rings, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero. (Photo by VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture replica of Moscow's famous onion-domed St. Basil's Cathedral was created for 'travel around the world', in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    An artist created a sand version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in the northern town of Travemuende, Germany. (Photo by INSA KORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Picture of a sand sculpture made at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. (Photo by ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Picture of sand sculptures of penguins at Bristol beach, the most popular in the Argentine city of Mar del Plata and which is framed by two great French neoclassical buildings: the Hotel Provincial (in the background) and the Casino. (Photo by DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Israeli boys make a sand sculpture depicting a starfish at the beach in the northern town of Beit Yanai. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A man makes a sand sculpture of Iemanja -the African goddess of the sea- during her day celebration in Montevideo. (Photo by MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Tourists walk through 1km of sand sculptures themed 'travel around the world', in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik (L) is watched by a couple as he gives the finishing touches to a sand sculpture in tribute to US singer Michael Jackson on a beach at Puri, India. (Photo by STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    An AIDS-awareness sand sculpture created by artist Sudarshan Pattnaik ahead of World Aids day at Golden Sea beach in Puri, India.
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Indian artist Sudersan Pattnaik gives final touches to a sand sculpture of US President Barack Obama at Golden Sea Beach in Puri, India. ( Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A carver constructs a sand sculpture in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. (Photo by MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand sculptures of pirates are shown at the annual sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Two artists work on their sand sculpture, a copy of the Sagrada Familia cathedral of Barcelona, in the northern town of Travemuende, Germany. (Photo by INSA KORTH/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand sculptures of pirates are shown at the annual sand sculpture festival in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A man makes a Homer Simpson sand sculpture on a beach in Viña del Mar, Chile. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Tourists walk through 1km of sand sculptures themed 'travel around the world', in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A woman makes the finishing touches to a sand sculpture of Michael Eavis at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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    A fantastic creation incorporating Shrek, the Millenium Falcon (Star Wars) and more... at the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Another view of the Millenium Falcon and Shrek sand creations at the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A boy approaches a 'Finding Nemo' sand sculpture in Ocean City, New Jersey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture of the Sydney Opera House at the Blankenberge sand sculpture Festival 2010 themed 'travel around the world' in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    International sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath, (R) his brother Balabhadra (L) and sister Devi Subhadra and the three chariots with an appeal against global warming in India. ( Photo by ASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Visitors watch an artist work on a sand sculpture at the 7th Sandsation international sand sculpture festival. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture entitled 'Flea Circus' carved by Susanne Ruseler from the Netherlands is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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    Artists recreated NYC's Empire State Building and Chrysler Building in sand at the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Sand-sculpture artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gives the finishing touches to a work depicting US President Barack Obama on the beach at Puri, India. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artist Natasha Kamenskaia of Australia works on her sand sculpture titled 'The Dream' at the 7th Sandsation international sand sculpture festival in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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    Artist Sudarsan Pattnik of India works on his sand sculpture titled 'Buddha Sitting In Berlin For World Peace' at the 7th Sandsation international sand sculpture festival in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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    Tourists walk through 1km of sand sculptures themed 'travel around the world', in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Artist Maria Eliot Torp of Denmark works on her sand sculpture at the 7th Sandsation international sand sculpture festival in Berlin, Germany.(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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    The Wizard of Oz in sand at the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Artists work on a sand sculpture in Le Touquet, northern France. (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand artist sprays mists of water over a sand sculpture of Jesus Christ on the banks of the Brahmaputra river in India. ( Photo by BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    This photo of tons of sand that has been shaped into a busty, abstract-faced sunbather was created by Juan Castro Olivera at South Beach in Miami, Florida. ( Photo by Erica Berenstein/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Indian sand artist Sridhar Dash (L) builds a sand sculpture depicting a tribal woman in front of the Orissa state pavillion at the 28th India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi (Photo by RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Willie Duterte builds a sandcastle on the fabled beach of Boracay island. (Photo by AY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Physically-challenged Willie Duterte, 31, builds a sandcastle on the fabled beach of Boracay island. (Photo by JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Russian woman takes a picture near sand sculpture in Moscow. (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand artist Lua smiles after finishing a sand sculpture paying homage to the US president Barack Obama at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand sculptures are pictured at Le Touquet Paris-Plage, northern France. (Photo by DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sculptures made of sand inspired by farytales are seen at the Annual Sea Sculpture Festival in Middelkerke, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Sand sculpture created by artist Alexandre Marchand on the beach in Deauville, Normandy, in northwestern France. (Photo by MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand artist Cathy Colvin chisels away at this 5 foot sculpture depicting Vice President Al Gore arm wrestling George Bush Jr. atop the White House on in Yorba Linda, CA. (Photo by Kelly martin/Liaison)
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    A street artist sits on a sand sculpture at the beach of Durban. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a sculpture in memory of the victims of the tsunami disaster in Puri, India. (Photo by AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is pictured on the site of the Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Artists built a movie themed sand sculpture - Sand Sculptures Festival on in Zeebrugge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Elvis? (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A sand octopus climbs his way up to the Chrysler Building and Empire State building. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture entitled 'The Hive' carved by Kevin Crawford, Jim McCauley and Peter Redmond from Australia is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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    Another view of 'The Hive' carved by Kevin Crawford, Jim McCauley and Peter Redmond from Australia is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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    Looking inside 'The Hive' carved by Kevin Crawford, Jim McCauley and Peter Redmond from Australia is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture entitled 'Giant Scorpion' carved by Fergus Mulvany from Ireland is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture entitled 'Beetlemania' carved by Brad Goll from the USA and Karen Fralich from Canada is seen at the Creepy Crawlies Sandsculpting Exhibition on the Frankston waterfront. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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    A Christmas nativity scene made from sand is displayed at the international beach resort of Las Canteras, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. (Photo by DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sandsculptor prepares a Santa Claus sandcastle at Durban's North Beach (Photo by RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Picture of a sand sculpture made by activists of the international aid and development charity Oxfam to protest against COP16 United Nations Climate Change conference. (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    An Indian artist puts the finishing touches to a sand sculpture representing Paul the Octopus on a football ahead of the FIFA World Cup final match between Spain and The Netherlands. (Photo by STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture depicts the FIFA World Cup trophy in Bhubaneshwar. (Photo by ASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Street artists make sand sculptures of the South Africa's 2010 World Cup soccer stadiums at the beach of Durban. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A sand sculpture is displayed during the annual Blankenberge sand sculpture Festival 2010 themed 'travel around the world', in Blankenberge, Belgium. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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    Street artists make sand sculptures of the soccer stadium to be used in the South Africa 2010 World Cup at the beach of Durban. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A 25-foot tall sand sculpture of Santa Claus, created by Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, is seen at the Golden Beach in Puri, India. ( Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artist Patrick Steptoe of Britain works on his sand sculpture at the 7th Sandsation international sand sculpture festival in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)