Harrison Lake Sand Sculptures

The minute I saw this photo, I felt sorry for a poor guy. I assumed it’s a picture of a dying elephant. But later I realised it came from a site dedicated to sand sculptures. This exibit is located at Harrison Hot Springs, also know as “Harrisand”. Harrisand hosts a World Championships of Sand Sculpture, so if you visit it, you can’t miss having really great time. Check for more of amazing sand sculptures inside this post. I posted only those who manage to deceive, giving you impression it’s real thing not a sand sculpture. Be sure to visit this site for full set of images.

75 Replies to “Harrison Lake Sand Sculptures”


  2. The tide that comes to wash away
    Our castles in the sand.
    Our palaces that last one day
    Will crumble in our hand.

    The tallest waves grow in the sun,
    They die in tiny streams.
    They take our castles one bye one
    They cannot take our dreams.

  3. bet you anything that took forever…but its still freaken awsome!!!!!!!!!
    i would do anything for that talent
    but sadly now all they have is pictures cus the world trampled it down…just like the real world…you take forever doing some thing good…but the world tramples it down…and all thats left is a memory…the memory of building it the acoplishment..then your crushed..leving you to bleed…just like love…but thats another story…

  4. Hooooooly shiat. I gotta pay one of these guys to build me a full-size sand palace. Then I could have my very own beach house! And it’s gotta be cheaper than conventional methods…

  5. Broccoli, they don’t make them on the beach. They don’t even use normal sand…they use special sand that sticks together better. I’ve seen things like this and they are incredible.

  6. It took 25 hrs to make “Arms Race” they were all made on a lake beach ie. NO TIDE The sand is normal beach sand, it is dug up and put into plywood forms, add tons of water and packed down hard with tampers. Harrison’s sand has a high clay and silt content so when packed it can be carved like you see here.

  7. I think these are amazing i’ve already see a turtle like that and i’ve made my own like a teddy bear and the sphinx all though they were small

  8. Absolutely amazing- they’ve gotta have a ton of patience, not to mention awesome artistic skills. Thanks for making the world more beautiful!

  9. They are soo KOOL! I wish I had that kind of talent. It’s neat how people can create something spectacular out of nothing.

  10. To Some Dude And His Buddy,

    Do you know what an illusion means? Its means something that misleads or makes a false impression of reality,which, if you look at the elephant could mislead you to think its real but its really a sand sculpture. I’m sorry but to all the people that say any of the illusions on the site AREN’T illusions are very very ignorant. All these stuff are illusions cause all these ILLUSIONS are misleading! Im sorry Im 11 and I know what an illusion is and you adults don’t!? Sad just plain SAD!

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