The annual Sand-sculpting competition returns again to Anna Maria Island this year in a new location. In the years past the Sandblast competition or Sandblast has been held in Bradenton Beach on the beach just south of the Beachhouse Restaurant. This year the Sandblast will be held on Manatee Public Beach located at the 4000 block of Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
Shovels, rakes, spoons, and recycling bins full of water were the tools of choice for the Annual Sand Sculpting Competition on Anna Maria Island this past weekend. Over 20 teams gathered at the Manatee Public Beach Saturday morning for the annual Anna Maria Island Sandblast. At around 8am to turn the mounds of sand on the beach into beautiful sand sculptures.
The Anna Maria Island Sandblast was organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful and kicked off November 17th with professional sand-sculpting team “Team Sandtastic” who built a huge Holiday themed sand castle at the entrance of the Manatee Public Beach.
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