Sandcastle on Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia, Spain
© Tony French/Alam
Grand sand. Not your average sandcastle
We’re heading for a day out at the beach – the city beaches of Valencia on the east coast of 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. It was built in 2017 in Landschaftspark, a disused coal and steel plant in Duisburg, Germany, and required 168 truckloads of sand.