How to Build the Perfect Sandman

If you’re visiting a beach this winter, learn how to build the perfect sandman. Turn your winter tradition into an exciting beach-themed one. Relax, enjoy the warm weather, and construct the most impressive sandman thanks to our guide.

Take a break from building snowmen

Building snowmen is a beloved winter tradition, but this year you can take a break and build the perfect sandman instead. Vacation in Coronado, which is a perfect spot for a winter getaway thanks to its great weather and beautiful beaches. And speaking of beautiful beaches, Coronado Beach has once again made TripAdvisor’s list of Top 25 Beaches in America. It’s the perfect place to escape from your snowy home and enjoy

The water to sand ratio

If you want to build the perfect sandman, it all comes down to the water and sand ratio. You’ll need enough water in your sand to hold it together, but not too much water or it will become runny. Add your water little by little until you’ve achieved a ratio that will allow you to mold the sand while it keeps its shape.

Once you’ve created the perfect ratio, mold your sand into three sections. Instead of creating three balls, we recommend creating a large dome. Then, you can carve the dome into three sections, like a traditional snowman.

Find beachy decorations

When you’re on the beach, you don’t want to decorate your masterpiece with the traditional button eyes, carrot nose, or scarf. Instead, search the beach for accessories fitting a sandman. Try finding some seaweed for your sandman’s hair or to create a necklace. Add seashells or rocks for eyes, a nose, and a smile. Use driftwood for arms. In no time, you’ll have the perfect sandman with plenty of beachy accessories.

Celebrate with food nearby

Congratulations, you’ve built the perfect sandman! Now reward yourself with some delicious food. In Coronado, there are plenty of great restaurants to enjoy, whether you want to dine in or take your food to-go for a beachside picnic. While you’re in town, stay at Crown City Inn and enjoy all our wonderful amenities, including the Crown Bistro next door.

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