Beach Art

Beach Art by Sean Corcoran, Waterford, Ireland.Sean Corcoran creates massive sand art drawings with a rake on Irish beaches.

Ladies Tree Beach Art Copper CoastLarge photo prints of his artworks are available for sale. Full details available on request.

Freedom Surf School Sand ArtYou can also commission Sean to create something unique at a beach of your choice.

The Art Hand Beach ArtGot something to say? Whether it’s a marriage proposal or a business promotion if Sean likes your idea he’ll do it in epic scale!

Beach Art by Sean Corcoran, Waterford, Ireland.

We can also produce professional photos and short films of the sand art. So whether the project requires aerial footage or a full film crew we are happy to offer you a full package.

Beach Art WorkshopWe also facilitate ROCK ART RELAYS for groups. This consists of making large designs with rocks in the sand by passing rocks from one to another like a relay race!

Beach Art Workshop WaterfordTeamwork is central to these fun and rewarding workshops. There is also a unique piece of art to show for all the exertions, even if it is only temporary!

This video shows a Rock Art Relay in progress. This one was called 1000 Rock Pathway to the Past as it was a tribute to our copper mining ancestors. It was commissioned by The Ground Beneath Our Hearts project.

Beach Art Ireland Sean Corcoran All that remains are the photos and videos as the tide claims all in the end.

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These activities suit everything from family reunions, birthday parties and school tours to business outings and corporate team building events. So whatever the occasion why not try something a bit different.

Group Art Workshops Make a day of it! Join us for a collaborative mosaic workshop at our art school afterwards and we can provide homemade lunch in our adjoining home.

The Copper Coast Sand Art Waterford Ireland

The Art Hand is located at the heart of The Copper Coast in County Waterford. It’s one of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal regions with lots of beaches and coves nestled between high cliffs and rugged landscape.

Sean Corcoran has the following to say about Beach Art;

I’m currently consumed by beach art. When I can help it I live by the tides rather than by the time or day. Low tide is such a wonderful thing. My fascination for beach art began in April 2013 when I observed and photographed a Sand Circle being created by a Racehorse and his Trainer on Kilmurrin Cove (photo below).

Horse Sand Circle Sean Coran

Since then I’ve studied the work of great sand artists like Andres Amador from California, Sam Dougados from France and Andy Coutanche from Jersey. I even managed to bring them to The Promenade Festival for which I am the artistic director.

Sean Corcoran Beach Artist

I eventually took to the sand myself and I love it! It’s invigorating.

Sean Corcoran Sand Art BunmahonThere’s a strange sense of time standing still; self-conscious worldly woes are left behind, as if there is no past or future, just the present. Apart of course for the inevitable tides approach.

Sean Corcoran Beach ArtistI love seeing the reaction from passers-by who might not be exposed to art too often. I have to admit I like to be an anonymous spectator when the artwork is complete and have conversations with anyone who comes along. The conversation is never as honest if they know I’ve made it and some of the comments are priceless!Sand Art Tramore Sean Corcoran

Collaborative art has become a very important part of my art and life. I love the challenge of trying to connect with a large group of people through art. I find creating beach art with groups to be very rewarding.

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Participants often say that the experience is uplifting and therapeutic on many different levels. The fact that the tide will wash it all away creates a poignant atmosphere yet the unity of purpose makes it a joyous occasion. People can connect with themselves and others in a very simple way.

Beach Art Waterford Ireland

It’s good exercise too, running around in the fresh sea air whatever the weather! Have a go yourself, bring a rake to the beach or join me on one of our group workshops or community events. 

Beach Art Waterford Ireland Sean Corcoran

Most of my beach art is created on the Copper Coast and in Tramore but if you’d like to commission me I’d be happy to take on a challenge at your local beach.

Sean Corcoran Beach Artist Waterford Ireland


Below I have included some videos of my beach art and our group events;

‘Tá Tú Anseo’ was created on Tramore Beach. It was commissioned by Freedom Surf School for Seachtaine na Gaeilge. Thanks to Billy Butler, Kiki Roosli, Manolo Froelich, James from Height for Hire, Daniel O Neill and Karen McCarthy and music is by http://www.Bensound.com To get a real sense of the size of this sand art drawing have a look at this 360 degree panorama of it HERE. If you look carefully you can also see the 65 foot cherry picker provided by Height for Hire that we created the time-lapse film from.

OM KALI is a Sand Art and Mantra collaboration with renowned singer song writer Cheryl Beer. Location; Bunmahon Beach, Waterford.

This one is a time-lapse video that shows the full creation of one of my sand art drawings on Bunmahon Beach. This piece is called Coral Salamander.

Here’s a slideshow of images that show the wide variety of my beach art from sand drawings to Rock Art Relays.

Here is a very short clip of our son Alfie exploring ‘The Human Nest’ at Kilmurrin Cove.

The Human Nest Rock Art…and here’s a photo of ‘The Human Nest’.


If you’d like to have a closer look at any of our Beach art we have included photographs below. Click on any of the thumbnails to view the image full size;

Thank you for viewing our beach art page. For further details please get in touch HERE.

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