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Güzeloba Mahallesi, Guzeloba Mahallesi Lara Caddesi Lara Birlik Halk Plajı, Antalya, 07230
Sandland tickets offer full-day access to the museum site, where you can admire the sand sculptures at your leisure. A video presentation offers insight into the building and preservation of the sand sculptures, while hands-on workshops allow you to try your hand at sand-sculpting. Additional Sandland activities include all-terrain vehicle rides and water sports along the beach. Some ticket packages also include hotel pickup and drop-off.
Things to Know Before You Go
There are cafés and gift shops at Sandland.
Bring your swimsuit and towel.
Sandland is an open-air museum that is constantly changing. The sculptures on display might be different from what you may have seen in photos.
The sculptures are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Sandland is located at Lara Beach, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Antalya. Regular buses and taxis run to Lara Beach from Antalya’s main bus station.
When to Get There
The Sandland museum is open year-round, and the sculptures are impressive by both day and night. For the most dramatic views, arrive in the late afternoon to enjoy the beach and take part in the many activities, then stick around to watch the sunset and see the sculptures illuminated at night.
Sand Art at Sandland
The Sandland sculptures are constructed entirely from sand and water. Each year they take around three weeks to create, with up to 25 artists working on the designs. The sculptures are then sprayed with an environmentally friendly screen that repels water. They typically last at least several months, unaffected by normal weather changes. Popular sculptures include representations of Egyptian pharaohs and pyramids, Greek gods, and world wonders like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.
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