"Love Letters in the Sand" is a popularsong first published in 1931. The music was written by J. Fred Coots and the lyrics by Nick Kenny and Charles Kenny. Ted Black and His Orchestra, with vocalist Tom Brown, had the first major hit recording of the song in 1931. The song was "inspired" by an 1881 composition, "The Spanish Cavalier" by William D. Hendrickson.
In 1931, the song was recorded separately by Gene Austin, Lee Morse, and American dance band Ted Black and His Orchestra, with "Vocal refrain by Tom Brown".
Pat Boone's version became a major hit in June and July 1957, spending 5 weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 100, with 34 weeks in total on the chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1957. In Canada, the song spent two weeks at number one. The song was used in Boone's 1957 film Bernardine. Boone did the whistling in the instrumental portion of the song as well. The song originally had a short instrumental introduction, but most versions begin with Boone's voice.
Kenneth W. Griffin also released an organ discography in 1957, featuring the song, in his album, "Love Letters in the Sand".
Johnny Dorelli recorded a Jazz version on his 1957 album “Dance With...”
Bob Eberly released a version on his Spanish-oriented album Bob Eberly Con Enoch Light Y Su Orquesta in 1957, sung in English but subtitled Cartas De Amor En La Arena.