Six Tips for Sandcastle Building on the Alabama Gulf Coast
You're never too old to build a sandcastle on Alabama's white-sand beaches. With 32 miles of beach stretching before you, there's no shortage of places to ditch your beach chair and dig in the sand.
Make new memories and relive the past when you build tall towers and dig deep moats around your miniature waterfront castle of sand and seashells.
Everyone has their own favorite tips and tricks when it comes to building the perfect sandcastle. We’ve listed a few tried and true ideas below. Be sure to share your own tips in the comments section.
1. First things first: Gather your equipment and get creative. While special tools are fun, they really aren’t essential for a fun day of sandcastle building. Grab some buckets of different sizes, shovels and even castle-shaped and other fun sand molds. These are easily obtainable at any Gulf Shores or Orange Beach souvenir store. Don’t have buckets? You can build some pretty great sandcastles with plastic cups.
2. Now that you have your tools gathered, draw an outline of where you want the castle. Don’t build too close to the water or Mother Nature may quickly wash your hard work away with the waves.