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Sand Safari Arts Festival is back bigger and better with a new name!

Beyond the Sand Arts Festival is the must-attend event on the Gold Coast this autumn, coming for nine whole days in March to transform Surfers Paradise into a giant canvas for sand sculptures and art installations, complete with live entertainment, workshops, special guest artists and bucket loads more.

Expect to be blown away by this year’s theme of Circus Carnival, which will see larger-than-life sand art appear on Surfers Paradise Beach, including Fun Park and Merry-Go-Round sculptures. Catch sand sculpting live in action from renowned artists, as well as three days of head-to-head sand sculpting for the 2021 Australian Sand Sculpting Championships!

If that’s not enough, there will be live circus entertainment to go with the festival theme, involving trapeze artists, jugglers, unicyclists and more, plus live music to catch from local DJs such as Sharks Lloyd, Cory Hotline, Just Jessie and DiskoDisco.

Other artists making an appearance include Courtenay McCue, Amanda Parer, Anna Marie Taberdo, Peter Papamanolis, Jino Van Bruinnessen, Dion Parker and many more!

Taking place on the Surfers Paradise beachfront with market stalls, interactive activities, sand sculpting workshops and roving performers, Beyond the Sand Gold Coast is not to be missed if you’re looking for fun and excitement this autumn or simply the perfect excuse to head to the beach.

Beyond the Sand is FREE to attend and doesn’t require registration. Don’t miss it take over Surfers Paradise Gold Coast for nine consecutive days from March 13 to March 21!

Beyond the Sand is a COVID Safe event in line with QLD Health guidelines, with all visitors expected to maintain 1.5-metre social distancing and appropriate hand sanitation.

Book Beachfront Accommodation Gold Coast

Excited for Beyond the Sand this March? Make sure you don’t miss a thing over the 9-day festival by booking our Gold Coast accommodation on the beach at Golden Sands, perfect for families and groups and located just minutes away from Surfers Paradise.

Situated on Main Beach Parade, mere footsteps from the white sand of Main Beach itself, our 2 and 3 bedrooms fully self-contained Gold Coast holiday apartments comprise a range of north-east-facing and south-east-facing Beachfront, Oceanfront and Beachview options – all modernly furnished, spacious and complete with stunning views overlooking the beach and ocean.

Features include bright living and dining areas opening up to wraparound private balconies, full kitchen and laundry facilities, air conditioning, FREE WiFi, Foxtel and invitingly large Queen beds in comfortable bedrooms.

For families and groups looking to escape this autumn, there isn’t a better way to relax in style, soak up the beach and experience Beyond the Sand Festival!

Discover Main Beach

Neighbouring Surfers Paradise Beach, Main Beach QLD is mere minutes away and loved for its sweeping beachfront, relaxed atmosphere and stunning coastal views both north and south. Here at Golden Sands on the Beach, we boast an absolute beachfront location that’s also conveniently close to the best things to do in Main Beach.

Enjoy Beyond the Sand and explore Main Beach during your stay – visit the vibrant dining hub Tedder Avenue, take a stroll along the Broadwater, spoil yourself at Marina Mirage Shopping Centre and experience an unforgettable day out at Sea World, the region’s number one marine life attraction.

From Main Beach, reaching Surfers Paradise is as simple as hopping in a car or bus, or riding the Glink!

Golden Sands Facilities

While you enjoy the above, don’t forget to take advantage of our superb onsite facilities at Golden Sands Gold Coast, which include a heated outdoor swimming pool, heated spa, sauna, gym, full-size tennis court and more, plus free onsite parking for all guests.

To save, simply book our Main Beach Gold Coast accommodation directly by either giving us a call or booking through our website!

Need reassurance? Golden Sands on the Beach is continuing to look out for its guests, maintaining enhanced cleaning and staff distancing in line with QLD Health guidelines.

Want to view more information or check out our exclusive direct booking rates? Take a moment to visit Golden Sands Holiday Apartments Gold Coast.