Sensational Sandcastles

Duration: 2 hours

Location: North Rustico

2-3 people


4-6 people


7-10 people


This experience takes place from June 1 - September 15

Start times are 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. Mondays & Saturdays the start time is 9:30 am.

Booking insurance available. Please see our terms and conditions link.

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Receive a private sandcastle building lesson with a professional sand sculptor.

  • Get to know local artist, Maurice Bernard and learn his easy, step-by-step method to sculpt a sandcastle.
  • Spend the afternoon on the Island's beautiful north shore.
  • Bring your bathing suit and a towel so you can take a dip!
  • Only 1 group per booking, so you can enjoy the one-on-one instruction.

Bookings need to be made 48 hours in advance of the desired date in order to guarantee a spot.

Minimum of 2 people must book for this experience to take place.

Suitable for all ages. No charge for infants.

Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Experience is weather dependant, alternate dates will be selected.

Experience can be provided on your own private beach, extra fees may apply.

This experience takes place at the North Rustico beach However, with enough notice we can arrange this experience at your preferred beach. Additional fees may apply to cover the cost of transportation to your private location.

Everything is supplied Maurice will bring all the sculpting gear you need. We recommend you wear a bathing suit and bring a towel, hat and sunscreen. There is nowhere close by to change.



Parking is limited and a bit confusing. The listed location is the closest address to the beach. You may park on Breakwater Rd. Once parked, kake your way towards the beach. Maurice usually sets up close to the entrance.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with meeting points and parking options in the area.

Are children allowed?

Yes, the majority of our tours are kid-friendly. We encourage children to join most of our tours and reduced pricing may be offered in some cases. We can substitute non-alcoholic beverages on food tours that stop at breweries.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

Do I need to tip?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves. If it looks like rain we can provide you with an umbrella for the tour.

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Our family - 2 adults and 4 teenagers - had an amazing time building sandcastles with Sensational Sandcastles. It will certainly go down as one of our favourite memories of the week. Maurice is a delight!

Julia O. - Ottawa, ON

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