The Sand Sculpture Festival event has moved.
From 2018, it moved to the Boneo Discovery Park, about an hour drive from Melbourne. Sand sculptures take over the area at the height of the Australian summer (December-April).
Click here for information on this year's Sand Sculpting Theme
The Sand Sculpture Festival used to be held along the Frankston Waterfront on a regular annual basis.
Every year Sand Sculpturing Australia chooses a theme for the sand sculptures.
Please Note that - On this site page you will find the Review of the Event in 2018
This year the Frankston Sand Sculptures 2018 display features the enchanting story of The Arabian Nights.
The sand sculptures are artistically molded out of a special sand mix and turned into huge life sized structures that delight and amaze the public.
The venue is conveniently situated on Frankston's foreshore, the beach suburb of Melbourne is situated on the south eastern side of Port Phillip Bay.
For 4 months of the year Sand Sculpting Australia brings together a select group of talented sculptors to provide fun for all the family to enjoy right here at the beautiful Frankston beach venue.
The sand that is used is called Heavy Sand and it is different to beach sand as the grains are square, this makes it better to stick together, something like wooden building blocks.
100% brickies loam sand. Much better than any Frankston sand castles built using normal beach sand. The sculptures are sprayed with a biodegradable glue which helps repel the rain in wet weather. This protects them pretty well.
These structures last for months!
The Frankston Waterfront
501N Nepean Hwy, Frankston - Victoria
Melways Reference: 100A B8
If driving, head south and when you reach Frankston, the sculptures can be found on the foreshore edge. Just look for the white, arching bridge on your right. The bridge can be seen crossing over Kananook Creek at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
Follow this link if you are driving down, https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z4ns_EAaujh0.k3Ua7DKfbRsI
If coming down by public transport, there are trains and buses that you can catch right down to frankston and then it is a short walk to the sand sculptures.
Bus and train timetables can be sourced on the Public Transport Victoria website, http://ptv.vic.gov.au/
This year, 2018, the enchanting story of The Arabian Nights comes to life on the Frankston foreshore with displays featuring
As from 2018, check Boneo Discovery Park for updated details
26 DECEMBER 2016 – 28 JANUARY 2018
Monday to Sunday (includes all public holidays): 10am to 6pm
29 JANUARY 2018 – 25 APRIL 2018
Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm
You can purchase your sand sculpture festival tickets at the venue or book online. For all pricing details please visit https://www.sandsculpting.com.au/landing-1/
There is also the use of Eftpos facility inside the event, for purchases at the cafe, merchandise etc.
* A valid concession card must be shown at the time of purchase, or upon entry (if purchased online). Seniors, disability, student, pension and carers cards are accepted. The healthcare card is not accepted. The holder of a carer’s card with a companion will be admitted free of charge.
General Admission Ticket Inclusions:
There is Council foreshore ticket parking at $3:00 per hour. Please note they only accept coins.
You can also find limited free parking on Beach Road opposite the event facility.
Most foreshore areas have timed ticket parking, so be sure that you select enough time to view the sand sculptures and perhaps add some more fun walking along the magnificent foreshore, the pier, the parklands, boardwalk and playing in the fabulous children's adventure playground.
There is a Cafe in the venue offering hot and cold quick snacks, morning and afternoon tea or lunch. There are hot and cold drinks, ice-creams, cakes and muffins etc all available for you to eat at under cover tables and chairs.
Nearby, there are usually extra tables where children can enjoy some sand art activities, such as the one you see here.
The annual sand sculpture festival presents a great opportunity to capture some amazing photography, make some excellent family memories, perhaps, make your visit a yearly traditional outing.
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