It’s said that music is the universal language, but as these photos confirm, the impulse to dig our fingers in the sand and build cool objects seems pretty universal, too.
Enjoy this quick trip around the world through spectacular sand art.
1. South Padre Island, Texas, United States
For the past 25 years, South Padre Island has hosted Sand Castle Days, a festival featuring music, arts, food, and, of course, sand sculptures. Each year, “Masters of Sand” are honored for their memorable sculptures.