Destin Sandcastle Company Builds Massive Sandcastle
Our friends over at Beach Sand Sculptures have crafted this sand masterpiece to welcome visitors to Florida. The 6-foot-tall sandcastle is located at the Florida Welcome Center on I-10, just outside Pensacola. The creation required four tons of sand!
Beach Sand Sculpture owners Rick and Capri Mungeam worked for three days to complete the sculpture. It was created in partnership with Visit Florida to greet the 650,000 visitors who stop by the I-10 Welcome Center each year.Â Capri Mungeam said that the giant sandcastle aims to promote the Sunshine State and the company’s sandcastle lessons in Destin.
Rick Mungeam got started in his unique sandcastle business after a career as a renowned residential architect. The economic changes of 2008 resulted in he and his wife selling their Colorado home and beginning a traveling adventure which they say has drastically changed and blessed their lives. While living on South Padre Island, TX, Rick learned the basics of sand sculpting from a master sand sculptor. By mid-2011, Rick brought his talents to the Destin, FL area. The defining moment came when he created a sandcastle with a romantic heart for a wedding. He decided to turn the sand castle art into a business. Not long after that, Rick won the pro-am division of the World Championship of Sand Sculpting.
Beach Sand Sculptures continues to be 5-star rated on TripAdvisor, and ranked #1 in classes and workshops in Destin. If you are looking for something a little different, itâ€™s definitely one of the many greatÂ things-to-do in Destin, FL. A team of sand castle coaches will travel to your vacation location and instruct you on professional sand sculpting tips and techniques during a two-hour lesson. The company also offers two permanent beach locations where lessons are available. TripAdvisor reviewers say itâ€™s a â€śgreat family experienceâ€ť and â€śpeople were envying our castles for hours after they left.â€ť