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Job Opening: SandCastle Coach – Destin, Florida

Teach SandCastle Lessons

Destin – Fort Walton Beach – Santa Rosa Beach – 30A – South Walton – Northwest Florida #HelpWanted #JobOpening

YES this really is a job and its really FUN!

Beach Sand Sculptures is currently accepting applicants for this sandsational opportunity. We are seeking team players, who know how to have fun. We give our clients a quality family based experience which creates memories they will keep the rest of their lives — now that’s rewarding!

Hiring Seminar: Friday April 15 and April 22 – 9:00-12:00
Beaches: Fort Walton Beach, Destin, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Northwest Florida
20 Positions: SandCastle Coach Full Time Seasonal – Tips and Incentives
Requirements: No experience necessary — we train, reliable transportation, fun, motivational, demonstrates a willingness to help, great customer service and hospitality skills, flexible, diverse, looking for something unique and rewarding.
Duties include: Creating Memories in the Sand by teaching our #1 Tripadvisor Activity – SandCastle Lessons. Become a member of a growing, values based company with a very cool culture!
Download: Go to Employment Application -> download, complete, and follow the directions at the end of the Employment Application.


Unique Stocking Stuffers – SandCastle Lessons

Give Vacation Memories for Christmas

Does someone on your Christmas List vacation in Destin – Fort Walton Beach – or along the beaches of Scenic Hwy 30A in South Walton, Florida? Then we have the PERFECT Stocking Stuffer! SandCastle Lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures.

Ahhh just go ahead – give your family a SandCastle Lesson Gift Certificate for Christmas then you will have to go the The Emerald Coast for vacation, right! Give your family the gift of vacation memories with such a remarkable experience they will remember it for a very long time. SandCastle Lessons are the #1 Tripadvisor Outdoor Activity in Destin, Florida and your family definitely needs to experience this activity for themselves.

” . . .will definitely recommend this to everyone.”

“(A SandCastle Lesson) Is definitely on our itinerary for our next trip.”


” . . .  worth every penny”

Invest in memories to last a lifetime, invest in an quality family experience they will talk about for years, Invest in your family with a positive, wholesome, award winning experience you will all treasure.

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SandCastle Lessons Expand on Florida Beaches

SandCastle Lessons Expand

SandCastle Lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures; The #1 Tripadvisor Activity in Destin are now available in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. They now provide a unique family bonding experience to vacationer along on Okaloosa Island (aka Fort Walton Beach, Fl) on the Emerald Coast on the Florida’s panhandle.

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (Jan 28, 2015) — Beach Sand Sculptures has adding an additional stretch of beautiful Florida beach to their available locations for SandCastle Lessons. Daily, visitors along Okaloosa Island (Fort Walton Beach) are captivated by the sand castles that spring up as a result of SandCastle Lessons. According to sources, people love this experience and describe it as educational and memorable; a must do activity.

Fort Walton Beach –  Okaloosa Island are gorgeous and their white sand beaches are great for building sand castles. Described as the “best family activity ever!”, Sand Castle Lessons have joined the fun filled activity line ups in each location. Rick Mungeam, the CEO of the company said, “Fort Walton Beach is a beautiful vacation destinations. SandCastle Lessons are adding something distinctive and truly memorable, and we have received a great reception with this new location.”

A SandCastle Coach will meet clients at their resort beach, with all the tools and equipment necessary to teach “SandCastle Success”. The 2 hour lesson begins with a demonstration of tools and their usage. Sandcastles that stand approximately 3 ½ feet tall frequently cause “SandCastle Envy”.  People have described this quality activity as the highlight and crown jewel of their family vacation.  A father from Little Rock, Arkansas expressed, “We were completely amazed. Now we can create sandcastles like the pros. Make sure to purchase the sandcastle tool kit so you can create after your lesson. Let’s face it, what we remember most about vacations are unique and interesting experiences. My family is still talking about it! We highly recommend it for anyone. Worth every penny!”

Okaloosa – Fort Walton Beach SandCastle Lessons is service of Beach Sand Sculptures, a professional sand sculpting company. Fort Walton Beach, is conveniently reachable from Navarre, Pensacola, and Orange Beach (AL). Beach Sand Sculptures’ services include; marriage proposal and wedding sand sculptures, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, team building, advertising in the sand, as well as corporate sand sculptures for marketing, trade shows, festivals, and special events.


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Where did you get the Sand? FAQ #20

Yes people really do ask this question, and you might too if you happened upon a 4-5 ton sand sculpture on the beach standing 6 feet tall.

A:  . For those of you who really must know, the answer is – from the beach. The trick is to shovel the sand from the top layer of sand without digging a whole. There is plenty of sand available on most beaches to build huge sand sculptures without digging any holes.

PS. Holes, and especially tunnels in the sand are VERY – let me emphasize EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! Every year children and adults are killed by the sheer weight of sand when it collapses in a tunnel. Many people walk on our beach, lifeguards and other enforcement officers ride the beaches on ATV sometime at night.  Holes create the danger of twisted or broken legs or ankles and possibly a vehicle accident. Holes also cause life threatening obstacle for newly hatched turtles returning to The Gulf of Mexico. Build taller sandcastle but please do not dig holes.where-sand-2

Beach Sand Sculptures Shovels up Records in 2014

sandcastle_kit_752654_origTwo Thousand Fourteen was a busy year for owners, Rick and Capri Mungeam, of Beach Sand Sculptures. During the cooler winter months the Mungeams and their son, Marcus, began the strategic planning to move Beach Sand Sculptures to the next level.

Capri sadly expressed, “It was heart breaking! During the summer of 2013 we regretfully turning away hundreds of families who wanted to experience SandCastle Lessons, because we physically could not teach any more lessons.”  Rick leaned forwards to explain, “To meet the demand – we had to take Beach Sand Sculptures to the next level. We had to grow from owner/operators to employer/trainers”.  It’s been a year of very steep learning curves for these entrepreneurs, but just as they have created a prominent Professional Sand Sculpting Company from mere sand and water, the couple rose to the occasion in 2014 as well.

Facebook “Like”s

Facebook has been a very fun way for Beach Sand Sculptures to connect and establish relationships with their clients and followers = 4200+ Facebook Fans in 2014. It seems everyone loves Beach Sand Sculptures.

The Premier SandCastle Lesson Company in the World

The totals are in. Over 3000 people enjoyed the experience of learning to build a taller sand castle with Beach Sand Sculptures; grandparents, parents, children, teens, families, groups, friends, family reunions, wedding parties, birthday parties, newly engaged couples, you name it, they took SandCastle Lessons. The newly trained SandCastle Coaches not only taught 400+ SandCastle Lessons they helped each family/group create vacation memories to last lifetime. These numbers have sculpted Beach Sand Sculptures into the world’s premier SandCastle Lesson Company!

A VERY Romantic SandCastle Company too

14 Marriage Proposals Sand Sculptures was another record for 2014. Romance was in the air – or should we say – Romance was in the sand! A few weeks during the Spring and Summer these beautiful “Will You Marry Me ______?” Sand Sculptures were “Popping The Question” nearly twice a week to sweetly surprised, unsuspecting ladies.

The Best Job on The Beach

An extensive interview process was created for selecting just the right people to become SandCastle Coaches.  Rick Mungeam stresses, “The enthusiasm of our SandCastle Coaches is crucial in creating the fun and interactive SandCastle Lesson experience our clients have come to know.  It was vitally important to hire employees who were fun and energetic to carry on our tradition as a 5 Star rated activity. Beach Sand Sculptures was successful in creating a fun and memorable employee culture too; one SandCastle Coach enthusiastically stated on social media, “This is the BEST job I’ve ever had!”

Seasonal Permanent Locations in NW Florida

Through gracious arrangements with two well-known resorts, Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach and Visionary Destin, another new exploration for Beach Sand Sculptures in 2014 was the development of 2 Seasonal Permanent Locations.  These two exclusive locations enable clients to take a SandCastle Lesson at a central location.  Pricing for Permanent Location SandCastle Lessons is reduced from every popular Mobile Unit SandCastle Lessons.

Destin’s Tripadvisor #1 Activity

Through the gracious reviews of clients Beach Sand Sculptures has been rapidly moving up the Destin Tripadvisor Activity listing since 2012. In July the Crown Jewel of Beach Sand Sculptures 2014 Record Breaking Year was the honored elevation of becoming the #1 Tripadvisor Activity in Destin, Florida. “With the competition in Destin we NEVER expected to even reach the top 3. Our clients have handed this distinct honor to us with their 5 Star reviews”, Capri praised. The Mungeams credit their SandCastle Coaches strongly in the attainment of this prestigious honor as well.

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On to 2015

Beach Sand Sculptures expects another Record Breaking Year in 2015. Their quest for additional #1 Tripadvisor Listings will continue. Plans to utilize opportunities, created from Rick Mungeam receiving the 2015 South Walton Sculptor of the Year award, should grow and enlarge throughout the New Year. Expansion to offer SandCastle Lessons on more beaches along the Gulf Coast and beyond may be certain. Meeting the ever growing demand for the experience of SandCastle Lessons and creating vacation memories to last a lifetime will continue to be at the top of Beach Sand Sculptures list in 2015.

Turtles in the Sand @ Bahia Honda State Park

turtle-sculptFirst Hawksbill Turtle Nest in the USA for 3 Years

Two very unique yet similar events happened at Bahia Honda State Park in The Florida Keys: Turtles hatching from the sand and turtles emerging from the sand. You might think these two sound the same, but you will soon view them as two unique yet similar occurrences.

Florida’s seas turtles include Loggerhead, Green, Leatherback, Kemp’s Ridley, and hawksbill. “All of these sea turtle species are listed as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act, and monitoring nesting activity is critical to understanding the biology and ecology of these imperiled species” according to the FWC website on turtle research. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) says two, of the 5 sea turtles species found in Florida (Kemp’s Ridley and hawksbill) nest in very small numbers. It is believed no reported nesting of a hawksbill turtle has occurred in the US since 2011.

Mid September – While this is late in the turtle season, Bahia Honda State Park Ranger Elaine Mason discovered a turtle crawl. A crawl is the trail turtlesa turtle leaves in the sand when they nest; proceeding from the water, up to the dune area, and back to the ocean. Each turtle species has a distinctive pattern. Even though hawksbill turtles nest every 2-3 years, Ranger Mason was excited to see, what she believed, was the hawksbill female reported nesting on this same beach for over 16 years. Hawksbill are similar to salmon returning to the exact stream where they were hatched, hawksbill turtles return to their beach of origin, “they are very beach specific”, stated Sue from FWC.

Then the waiting began. The average incubation period is around 2 months (approx. 60 days). “All of us at Bahia Honda are very turtle-3excited that this hawksbill turtle nest hatched. Like expectant parents, we had been waiting in great anticipation!” explained Brittany Burtner, Bahia Honda Park Services Specialist. A turtle nest of 100 Ping-Pong sized eggs does not guarantee 100 adorable little turtles in 2 months. There are many factors that contribute to the demise of an entire nest of turtle eggs, from natural predators, weather, and tides to feral cats, uneducated tourists, and poachers. Mid November, two weeks past the typical closure of “Turtle Season”, the little tiny tracks of forty-some hawksbill hatchlings were discovered trekking down from the nest location to the waters edge. Assessment of the nest revealed the startling truth about the circle of life – it’s not always easy! 

What of the turtles emerging from the sand? I’m glad you asked. Florida State Park Volunteer, “TheSandman” Rick Mungeam just happened to be on hand the day evaluating the nest. Knowing the importance as well as the threats to sea turtles and the fact his business Beach Sand Sculptures uses and reuses the natural resource of sand from the beaches of Florida, Rick Mungeam wisely promotes turtle awareness. “This was a unique opportunity for us to use the Art of Sand Sculpting to increase the public consciousness on the importance of protecting our sea turtles”, explained professional sand sculptor, Rick Mungeam. Each morning during turtle season (May 1 – Oct 31) Beach Sand Sculptures SandCastle Coaches await the “ALL CLEAR” text from various Turtle Watch organizations before proceeding to teach SandCastle Lessons. Annually their SandCastle Coaches receive continued education from local volunteer organizations; in turn the SandCastle Coaches incorporate this vital information into every SandCastle Lesson to encourage the awareness of protecting the sea turtles. Creating the sand sculpture, Turtle Emerging From The Sand, is just one more way they help educate the public about these endangered animals.

BeachSandSculptures supports Sea Turtle Awareness!

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Romantic Rosemary Beach

South Walton County, Florida.  Ah romance, such a wonderful thing. Snuggling by a beach bonfire on a cool night can create or reignite amorous sparks. Sunsets and wine are obvious staples for romantic interludes. Locating a quaint beautiful and accessible destination to pursue romance is easier than you think.

Named by CNN Travel in “6 of America’s Most Romantic Towns“, Rosemary Beach is the answer; located in NW Florida this Hwy 30A community is definitely within driving distance for well over half the US and only 20 minutes for the Panama City Beach Airport. Founded in 1995, Rosemary Beach’s cobblestone streets and gas lantern ambiance enhance her charming European village architecture. You will find open air cafes with local flavor andwhimsical restaurants serving seafood as well as unique dishes created by award winning chefs all within walking distance. What you won’t find in Rosemary Beach are all inclusive Gulf front beach resorts. Luxury rental homes, all with the same Old World charm, are abundant but her singular crown jewel, The Pearl, might offer just the luxurious hotel accommodations you desire.

Your days will be filled with walks on the beach, exploring the enchantedbookstore, or creating your very own fragrance. Fun beachy stores will adequately fill any shopping desires that might arise. Scenic Hwy 30A’s Bike Path can be explored on a bicycle built for two, if you’re both ready for that type of commitment. Exploring Coastal Dune Lakes may create a wonderful opportunity for landscape photographs. Other small romantic towns might offer similar daytime activity but Rosemary Beach has something so unique few people would believe it was actually available; SandCastle Lessons.

Yes, that’s right! SandCastle Lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures offers a truly one of a kind experience topping the romantic activities list. Not only will you learn tips and techniques for creating the tallest SandCastle of your life! You will work together as a couple, with mentoring from your private SandCastle Coach, to create a master piece that will create “SandCastle Envy” on the beach. This quality time experience is guaranteed to stir your cooperative efforts. And if per chance you desire to “Pop The Question”during your romantic Rosemary Beach getaway Beach Sand Sculptures can create a marriage proposal sand sculpture she may never stop talking about, or showing the pictures.

Romantic Activity

Rosemary Beach, Florida is the ultimate romantic getaway, providing all the amenities expected and required – along with a few that are entirely unique. If romance is what you are seeking Rosemary Beach is the place to find all you might wish for and more!

Resources: 6 of America’s Most Romantic Small Towns

2015 South Walton “Sculptor of the Year”

Sand Sculptor Rick Mungeam Receives Top Art Award


Dateline: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Beach Sand Sculptures is honored and pleased to announce Founder and Lead Sculptor, Rick Mungeam (mun-jum) becoming the 2015 South Walton “Sculptor of the Year”!

Artists are chosen based on their medium and how well they capture the nature, heritage and beauty of the coastal communities of South Walton County, Florida

Rick Mungeam 2015 South Walton Sculptor of the Year Award

“This is huge honor for myself and Beach Sand Sculptures,” Rick Mungeam stated exuberantly, “but it is an enormous credit to the 2015 South Walton “Artist of the Year” Judging Panel for recognize sand sculpting as an art form!”

Rick Mungeam and Beach Sand Sculptures plan to assist South Walton throughout 2015 and into the future in as many ways possible to maintain our beautiful beaches while encouraging tourism to our unique coastal communities. Demonstrating and educating about the artistic and extensive methods involved in the creation of professional sand sculptures is a goal. We expect this goal to be greatly assisted by the announcement of this significant art award to Mr. Mungeam as the 2015 South Walton “Sculptor of the Year”.

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Couples Play Date

Dateline: Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Seaside, Florida

Dating Couples, Young Married Couples, Empty Nest Couples, Retired Couples, and Snowbird Couples frequently share the same question; what can we do on a date that is FUN? Couples instinctively know spending quality time together on a date is essential to any relationship. Developing new love or reinvigorating well-seasoned love takes time and energy. Dinner and a movie seldom generate the playful environment couples desire to create fun memories.

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“Play and laughter perform an essential role in building strong, healthy relationships by bringing people closer together, creating a positive bond, and resolving conflict and disagreements. In new relationships, play and humor can be an effective tool not just for attracting the other person but also for overcoming any awkwardness or embarrassment that arises during the dating and getting-to-know-you process. In longer-term relationships, play can keep things exciting, fresh, and vibrant, and deepen intimacy. It can also help you overcome differences and the tiny aggravations than can build up over time.”

Year round, in Destin, Miramar Beach, and Sandestin, Florida couples are very much in luck when it comes to a fun and intimate activity for a date.  The beaches of Destin along The Emerald Coast of Florida are one of the few locations in the world where your own private SandCastle Coach will teach professional tips and techniques for building a taller SandCastle (approx. 3 ½” tall). While playing in the sand something magical happens. You will forget about work and responsibilities. You will relax as you begin to play as you once did in childhood with creatively and freedom. The ephemeral (non-lasting) nature of SandCastle building lends itself to releasing our inhibitions as adults. Quietly the cooperative power of “The SandCastle Effect” begins to work its magic as simple childlike joy begins to infuse each moment. The benefits of a SandCastle Lesson Date come complete with memories to last a lifetime and perhaps some pictures that will give all your friends a little “SandCastle Envy”.

Schedule your SandCastle Play Date in Destin,  Florida online today – to create memories in the sand.


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