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Neat! You can spend the night in a gigantic sandcastle on Coney Island

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Danielle Valente

If you missed the Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest over the weekend, you have a chance to redeem yourself. 

Find the SPF, grab a towel and prepare for an overnight stay on the beach. is offering an exclusive chance to stay in a sandsion—an eight-foot-tall, 18-foot-wide sandcastle mansion by artist Matt Long, who starred in Travel Channel’s Sand Masters. Arguably one of the coolest Coney Island activities around, the sandcastle sleepover offers an opportunity for you to enjoy your go-to seaside nabe in a new way. 

The highly-anticipated spectacle is located right near one of your favorite kids' amusement parks: Luna Park, so prepare for a few rides on the Cyclone while you're at it. But you're going to have to act quickly!

Bookings begin Aug 22 at noon!

Overnight stays take place Aug 23 and 24, so there isn't a moment to waste. In honor of the 29th Sand Sculpting Contest, the cost per night in the sandsion is $29 and includes a queen bed. Visitors must be at least 18 to book, but children are welcome with adult supervision (the accommodations are suitable for two visitors). Like any good vacation, there are perks: dinner for two on the Coney Island Boardwalk, sunrise beach yoga and Luna Park VIP passes. Wahoo! 

This is certainly a summer vacation for the books. Before the kiddos head back to school, celebrate one last hoorah at your favorite warm-weather destination with this sweet offering. Learn more at

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