Sand sculpting has come a long way since you were making moats and towers on the beach as a kid. From Batman to Albert Einstein and Hello Kitty, you won’t believe who (or what) we found hanging out surfside. Flip through the gallery to see the magic and get inspired for your next sandy adventure.

Safari Zoo – Melbourne, Australia

For the animal lover, it doesn't get better than this elegant masterpiece that features every animal that’s we've ever known and seen in the zoo, all painstakingly recreated here to perfect detail.

Photo credit: Alex via Flickr Creative Commons

Planning on heading to the beach to get your sand fix? Let us know what kind of amazing sculpture you’re going to make! 

— Christal Yuen