Kids and grownups alike can build intricate, eye-catching sandcastles on the beach in Key West — and craft sand sculptures of all kinds — thanks to a partnership between a historic waterfront resort and an award-winning company specializing in sand artistry. Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on the Atlantic Ocean, and Sand-Isle Professional Sand Sculpting have teamed up to offer 2.5-hour beachside workshops for people of all ages eager to play in the sand.
Up to six guests can enjoy the master class with Sand-Isle's Marianne van den Broek, who has crafted massive sand sculptures to commemorate holidays, special events, proposals and more since her career began in the Netherlands almost 15 years ago.
Participants create their own sand sculpture from scratch during the workshop, which must be booked in advance through the Casa Marina's concierge or through sandisle.com/lessons Cost is $49 for adults and $42 for children age 6-11, with a minimum of two people required per workshop.
One visitor's sand horse creation
One of the many friendly Key West welcomes