Sandblast Anna Maria Island

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So many of us feel so alive at the beach, whether it’s walking the white sands, swimming in the warm waters, sunbathing and listening to the surf, or building sand sculptures for hours  – or most likely all of the above!

Most of us get pretty competitive with our chosen sculpture – running back and forth to the lapping water with our buckets trying to build something everyone will gasp in awe at! Well SandBlast is like a trip to the beach on steroids!


Everything you need to know about SandBlast 2017

SandBlast is the ultimate beach competition – a load of fun whether you’re a spectator or a competitor. What could be better than spending the day playing in the sand? We’ve put together a guide for you to enjoy every minute of that fun.



  •  November 2 & 3 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm  join in on the free sand sculpting clinics on for “Tips, Tricks and Techniques” taught by master sand sculptors Team Sandtastic  
  •  November 4 Sand Sculpting for the teams takes place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm – this is a spectator sport, come out and cheer on the sculpting teams! Judging takes place from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. And the finale – Awards – are handed out at 2:00 pm 



  • Manatee Public Beach – 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach FL

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2017 Theme

  • Free Form or Wildlife

Some winning sculptures from previous years:



Want to Compete?

  • Divisions: Elementary-Middle School & High School-Adult
  • $300 entry fee per team – up to 15 members  *in support of Keep Manatee Beautiful
  • Register by October 31 at or  941-795-8272


Would you like to visit Anna Maria Island?


Front of Blue Turtle Cottage on Anna Maria Island

Contact us to reserve your stay at Blue Turtle Cottage. A 3 bedroom renovated pool home located close to everything Anna Maria Island has to offer, but in a quiet neighborhood just a few short steps from the beach




Phone 416-434-9239