In news that will bring all your childhood sandcastle dreams to life, the Gold Coast is set to host the world’s first Sand Hostel.
Found on Kurrawa Terrace, the Sand Hostel will be open to the public from tomorrow (September 20th) and will offer two exclusive accommodation spaces for guests including an eight-bed dorm and one private double room.
If giant sand structures and absolute beach frontage aren’t your idea of accommodation perfection (who are you) you’re still allowed to visit the hostel.
There’ll be live DJ sets Wednesday and Thursday nights in the bar area plus all your fave food trucks throughout the day. There’s also a variety of activities on offer including beach volleyball, surf lessons, beach yoga and sand sculpting classes.
So pretty much all the best things on the Coast will be in the one spot and that spot also features a hostel made out of sand, happy days friends, happy days.
Production designer Jon Dowding, whose work you may have seen in Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon, created the sweet structure and world champion sand sculptor (tough gig) Denis Masoud actually built the thing using 24 tonnes of sand.
It’s pretty much the perfect addition to our beachside city and we wish it could stay forever.
It can’t though so get down there, someone with huge feet is gonna stomp on it on Friday and it’ll be gone forever.
LOCATION: Kurrawa Terrace, Broadbeach (don’t think you’ll miss it)
Words by Kirra Smith.