A record number of teams competed in this year’s annual Volcano Night challenge, as crowds of people descended on Alnmouth beach.
A total of 35 teams took part in Saturday’s event, which once again proved to be very popular and incredibly good fun.
Armed with spades and piles of wood, the competitors had 15 minutes to build a sandcastle and then they had to erect a bonfire on the top.
The winner was the last bonfire to stay alight after the others had sunk into the sea as the tide came in.
This year, the winners were a team called Falsterbo.
As part of the festivities, members of the River Aln Boat Club, which organised the event, staged a sail past at high tide.
The Volcano Night was in aid of Amble RNLI and raised £400 for the cause.