08/12/2013 01:51 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2013

Top 10 Art Beaches

The structures we most associate with beaches might be temporary -- beach chairs, umbrellas, sand castles -- or seasonal (beach bars) but artists and events organizers are increasingly looking at beaches as canvasses where they can display their thought-provoking works of art (such as the Easter-Island-inspired statue above from Sculpture by the Sea 2011 by Michael).

Here are's favorite art beaches around the world.

Top 10 art beaches