You’d be hard pushed to find a beach in Britain that isn’t decorated with some sort of sand sculpture. From classic overturned buckets to giant castles complete with moats and turrets, building sandcastles is great fun for young and old alike. With the sun set to shine this weekend, why not head to the coast and indulge in this traditional seaside pastime? The National Sandcastle competition is being held this Sunday at Croyde beach, so take to the sands and watch teams battle it out for the chance to win the sought-after title. For those of you with a less competitive nature, have a look at our shortlist of beautiful beaches around the UK – all with the perfect building conditions of course!
Home to Sandworld, Britain’s one and only sand sculpture festival (running from April to November this year), the pure sand on this beach sets solid – ideal for building castles to last. Take inspiration from this year’s literary festival theme and check out wonderfully detailed sculptures of favorite characters including Mr Men and Shakespeare.
Believe it or not, scientists have discovered that beaches in Torquay have the best sand and water mix for making sandcastles in Britain! They’re all lovely, but we have a soft spot for this one in particular. A mile from the harbour, it’s a beautiful little haven hidden away underneath a row of imposing cliffs.
A blue flag beach, it is nice and safe for little ones who want to make their mark in the sand! It’s nice and wide too, allowing you plenty of space to build big. Take a break from digging to take in the beautiful views along the north Cornish coast.
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