Plenty of fun at sandcastle event

The Martin/Nightingale families took the prize in the sculpture section with their creation of swimming seals and a dog.
The Martin/Nightingale families took the prize in the sculpture section with their creation of swimming seals and a dog.

Eye-catching creations were built on Bamburgh beach, as competitors battled it out in an annual sandcastle/sand sculpture competition.

Despite the rain, Bamburgh WI held the biannual event last Wednesday and it once again proved to be popular.

The McDougall family won the sandcastle section.

The McDougall family won the sandcastle section.

Competitors built a selection of interesting and highly-crafted creations, which meant that the three judges had a great dilemma in choosing the winning structures.

The McDougall family won the sandcastle section with what was described as being a ‘powerfully strong image’, while the Martin/Nightingale families took the prize in the sculpture section with their creation of swimming seals and a dog.

A sandy fortress.

A sandy fortress.

A sandcastle complete with moat.

A sandcastle complete with moat.

Bamburgh sandcastle competition.

Bamburgh sandcastle competition.

An Olympic-themed sandcastle.

An Olympic-themed sandcastle.

A turtle

A turtle

A sea creature

A sea creature