Sandcastle on Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia, Spain
© Tony French/Alam
Grand sand. Not your average sandcastle
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, so of course we’re heading to the beach—the city beaches of Valencia, Spain. Valencia is famous for its beautiful, golden sand beaches, as well as their incredible sand sculptures, like this one on Malvarrosa Beach. An elaborate sand sculpture like this could take over a week and multiple people to build. In fact, the world’s tallest sandcastle reached over 50 feet into the sky. But if you’ve got the time, sand, and water, you too can build a cool sandcastle.