Sand Sculpture Festival 


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

image to pin to Pinterest for Sand sculpture festival page

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!

creating sand sculpturesCreating sand sculptures for the annual Frankston Sand Sculptures event

Where Is The Frankston Sand Sculpture Festival Held - How To Get There?

McComb Reserve

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,

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, 

Sand Sculptures Frankston 2018

This year, 2018, the enchanting story of The Arabian Nights comes to life on the Frankston foreshore with displays featuring

  • Aladdin 
  • Sinbad the Sailor 
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 
  • Princess Jasmine 
  • The Genie  
  • Mystical monsters 
  • Ali Baba

A post shared by Paul Ewert (@paul.ewert) on

Times /Booking/Parking

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

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:

  • View the sculptures
  • Activity sheet
  • Sandsational play pit
  • Face painting
  • Sand sculpting workshops
  • Interactive photo opportunity


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.

Sand Sculpture Festival Conditions

  • Whether it’s rain, hail or shine the festive is open. In the extreme off chance of adverse weather, contact the organizers directly on (03) 5986 6684
  • Due to restrictions you are not permitted to have dogs inside the event area. However Seeing eye dogs or guide dogs including in training are permitted.
  • The Sand Sculpture festival is a family friendly event and smoking on the site is not permitted. If you wish to smoke you can ask for a pass at the gate to come in and out.
  • You permitted to consume alcohol whilst inside or around the perimeters. 
  • Please do not bring food into the event site as it is not permitted to consume food other than that purchased inside the event arena. There are places near by where you can enjoy a picnic, you can obtain a pass and come and go at your own leisure.
    If you prefer, there are sit down venues near by, such as hotels, restaurants and take away food places. Use the pass facility and make a whole day of it.
  • Please refer to the Refund Policy on the ticket purchased for more details.
  • Eftpos facility is available on site.
  • Wheelchair access is provided

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.

Coloured sand art work Frankston waterfrontColoured sand art work Frankston waterfront

Frankston Sand Sculptures 2014

The Storyland theme for the Sand Sculpting Festival along the Frankston Waterfront 2014The Storyland theme - Sand Sculpting Frankston Waterfront in 2014

Jumangi sand sculpture on the Waterfront at Frankston'Jumangi' Sand Sculpture on the Waterfront at Frankston in 2014
Amazing Sand Sculptures on the foreshore at FrankstonAlice in Wonderland Sand Sculptures Frankston - 2014

Where The Wild Things Are sand sculpture on the Frankston Foreshore'Where The Wild Things Are' Sand Sculpture Frankston Foreshore in 2014

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.

Angry Birds sand sculpture on the Frankston foreshoreAngry Birds sand sculpture 2014. Typical of the quality of the annual Frankston sand sculptures.

Sand Sculpture Theme - Animalia

animalia-sand-sculptures-boneoAnimalia Sand Sculptures own at the Boneo Discovery Park

Click Any Social Media Button And Follow

follow me on pinterest image
Family Getaways Melbourne on Facebook button
Family Getaways Melbourne on Instagram button
Family Getaways Melbourne on Twitter button

More Things To Do In And Around Melbourne

image link to site page on Feeding the sharks
image link to site page on Luna Park
image link to site page on the Melbourne Aquarium

Whilst in Melbourne book an amazing 'Touring Experience'
Just Click the Image below and choose what to do

image banner linking to Viator Melbourne Star experience

Please note that some links on this page are to companies that I have an affiliation with. By that I mean that if you purchase a product through them I receive a very small commission. This way of earning income is termed Monetization and it is a way for me to keep my site out here for you to enjoy. I will only affiliate with companies that I feel offer value for money and excellent back up service. These are Companies that I personally have used to purchase products for myself, my family and my friends. To learn more please refer to my Disclaimer page

What's your Hobby? Ever considered turning it into a website?
This is the 'BEST TIME' ever to do so!
Just click the image here and the Magic will happen!

Solo Build It!

Back To The Top Of The Page