Sandcastle Day 2019

Aug 02, 2019
Sandcastle Day 2019

Sandcastle Day 2019 - Saturday August 3rd

A day to head out to the beach for a couple of hours and enjoy building sandcastles! It's a time for families to gather together to create memories and masterpieces, and share in the fun.

So whether you are a talented sculptor or someone who just loves playing with sand, hit the beaches and have a blast building sandcastles!


Most of us have fond memories from our childhoods of building sandcastles on trips to the beach. Tapping the bucket, just right with your spade to ensure the castle came out smoothly. But where did the sandcastle come from?

Building sandcastles is a form of sand sculpting, a form of art that dates back to prehistoric times. In ancient Egypt it is believed that they created sand sculpture versions of the great pyramids. 

In 1897 Philip McCord is credited for building the first sand sculpture. It featured a drowned mother and her baby, and passersby would throw coins as tips to the sculpture. As people discovered that there was money to be made from this form of art it began to take off!

Find more information about the history of Sandcastles check out Crystal Sand

Special Offer & Competition!

From Saturday August 3rd we are running a very special offer and an awesome competition, to celebrate Sandcastle Day. 

Special Offer

From August 3rd to August 19th when you shop with Ocean Helper and spend over $20 you will receive a FREE Leather Turtle Rescue Bracelet worth $20!

Leather Turtle Rescue Bracelet

Please note: This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other offers - only purchases made directly through Ocean Helper's online store of $20 or more will be applicable for this free bracelet. 


To celebrate Sandcastle Day we want to see you out on your favorite/ local beach with your friends and family building sandcastles and enjoying the coast! Plus, the winner, picked by our staff here at Ocean Helper, will receive an Opal Ocean Turtle Necklace:

Opal Ocean Turtle Necklace

How to enter:

  1. Head to your local/ favorite beach with your friends and family and build a sandcastle!

  2. Snap a picture of your incredible sandcastle creation.

  3. Email the picture along with your name to or upload it to Instagram and tag @oceanhelpers

Competition closes on August 19th, so you have a little over 2 weeks to submit your entries.

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions below: 

Terms & Conditions:

  1. One entry per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

  2. Closing date August 19th 2019. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

  3. If entering via Instagram - Instagram Story entries will not be counted, please ensure to post your photo to your feed.

  4. Winners will be notified via email within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

  5. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. Just submit your photo via email to or on Instagram tagging @oceanhelpers - the winner will be chosen by the staff at Ocean Helper.

  6. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

  7. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  8. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and the shared image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

Good Luck!

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