Indoor white beach sand can be bought in the warehouse section of retailers, such as Walmart and Sears. For white beach sand intended for outdoor use, such as sporting events, wedding and other special occasions, orders can be placed directly with the sand seller or distributor.
Most indoor white sand is made from non-toxic, silica- and quartz-free sand that has been dried and screened. This specially graded sand is often used in sand sculptures and sandcastle-building competitions. Outdoor beach sand, on the other hand, is harvested from dunes and coastlines in its natural state. Natural beach sands are also available in varying shades and textures.