Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Photo Essay: Revere Beach Sand Sculptures


Every year, Revere Beach is home to Massachusetts’s most exciting sand sculpting contest!  Revere Beach is located just north of Boston and is one of very few beaches accessible by T.

This year’s theme? Rapunzel!  Even though the contest took place the week before, many of the sculptures were still in pristine condition, through rainstorms and everything.

Here, fishy fishy fishy fishy!

Loved this loving family.

This one reminded me of Michelangelo’s Slaves sculptures that line the hallway to the rotunda that houses the David at the Accademia in Florence.  Only this one is crumbling internally, not struggling to break free.

I believe this one was one of the winners.

Chilly out?

You decide.

My mom grew up just off this beach, and most of my family comes from the surrounding area.  As a result, I spent a lot of time here when I was little.  Revere Beach is an urban beach and, along with Revere itself, gets a bad rap, but I think it’s a great beach nonetheless.  Take the blue line out, grab a greasy slice of pizza at Bianchi’s, and spend your day lazing in the glorious sunshine!


4 Responses to “Photo Essay: Revere Beach Sand Sculptures”
  1. I can’t even sculpt with hard materials, let alone something soft like sand.

    There’s a big sand sculpture contest coming up in San Diego that I wasn’t sure about going to, but after seeing your pix, the nerd in me is willing to drive 2 hours to see it.

  2. Andi says:

    These are such work of arts, wow!!! I love all of them.

  3. Amanda says:

    Very cool! Sand sculptures and ice sculptures are two forms of art I think I’ll always find fascinating. I can barely build a sand castle or freeze a properly-shaped ice cube, so kudos to artists like these.

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