Guinness World Records™ Attempt


Lend us a hand in the sand for the Guinness World Records™ record attempt for the most sandcastles built in one hour.

Forming part of the upcoming Sand Safari Arts Festival (February 9 to 25), the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt, is hoped to attract approximately 1,000 registered participants to gather on the iconic sands of Surfers Paradise Beach to build 3,000 x 60cm high sandcastles in 60 minutes.

People of all ages can participate by registering as a solo, group or team of five in one of three categories - 'Family Fun', 'Agile & Abled' and 'Deadly Serious' - depending on your level and ability.

We're eager to break the current Guinness World Records™ title holder for most sandcastles built in one hour, which saw 2,230 sandcastles built in Germany in 2013. Help us to win this title and make international history!

Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018

Location: Surfers Paradise Beach. The event zone will be located between Hanlan Street and Laycock Street.


  • Record Attempt: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Check in, demonstrations and team practises opens: 9:00am - 10:30am
  • Post event celebrations: 12:00pm onwards

Are you up for the challenge? REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

To register as a participant click on the links below:

SOLO PARTICIPANT OR GROUP (+ up to 4 registrations):

TEAM REGISTRATIONS (5 members required):

Online registrations close 8pm AEST on Saturday 17th February 2018.

Join in some serious fun as we attempt to make the Gold Coast a record breaking city!

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  • Date: 18 February 2018
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Price: Free to register
  • Address: Surfers Paradise Beach