Sandcastle builders fail to set Guinness World Record at Playa de Las Vistas

Updated 10 February: 
Sadly, Arona Ayuntamiento has confirmed, in the end, the sandcastle builders couldn’t do it, but it was a brave attempt. The council says that it doesn’t have a firm figure for the number of sandcastles that were built because of the Guinness system of measuring and approving, but it was a close thing. I’m grateful to Tracey Myers for these photos of the event.

Original post 8 February: Arona Ayuntamiento says that there will be an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the number of sandcastles on a beach at Playa de Las Vistas tomorrow Thursday, 9 February, between 5 and 6pm. The current record is 2,500 so this should be some spectacle for those who can go along! A group of around 500 will be attempting to break the record.


  1. I would imagine if you have young kids who love nothing more than building and then kicking down sandcastles, might be better to wait until after they have counted them……(lol)

  2. What was the outcome? Any new records?

  3. Do you have to sign up in advance?

    1. Author

      I understand the participants are already organized but I don’t see why a few more volunteer pairs of hands wouldn’t be welcomed!

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