Beached Art coming soon to St Bees

Come and celebrate the amazing wildlife found in and around the Irish Sea at our annual beach event, featuring the popular sand sculpture competition
Image of winners of Beached Art sand sculpture competition, 2017

The Gregersens, winners of the sand sculpture competition at Beached Art 2017

Bring the family along on Saturday 4 August to St Bees Beach between 11.00am and 5.00pm for rockpool rambles, face painting, kite flying, sea watches, mud pies and much more!

The sand sculpture competition starts at 11.00am with judging and prize-giving from 12.30pm onwards. Sian Bentley of Cumbria Wildlife Trust says: “The competition is always a highlight of the day. You don’t need any previous experience – all are welcome to take part. Whether you want to have go at crafting a crab or designing a dolphin, the only rules are that the sculpture should be just be made from sand and other natural materials found on the beach and be inspired by Irish Sea wildlife. Come and have a go!”

There are some great prizes up for grabs this year, including tickets for Windermere Lake Cruises, Hayes Garden World Fairy and Dragon World, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Lowther Castle, Ullswater Steamers and Muncaster Castle.

You can take part in the sand sculpture competition for £3.00 per plot and face painting for £2.00. All other activities are free. To book your sand sculpture plot call 01539 816300 or email to reserve a place. You can register on the day from 11.00am.

Here’s an overview of the day:

11.00am  Sand sculpture competition starts

11.30am   Rockpooling (and at 1.30pm) – discover the little critters that live in rockpools

12.30pm  Sand sculpture competition prize-giving

12.30pm  Coastal bird walk (and at 3pm) – experts will show you some of our great sea birds

2.00pm    Sea Watch - come and find out where seals and porpoises hang out in our waters!            

Face-painting, kite-flying and arts and crafts, including mud pies, will be taking place all day, and there’ll be a mobile rockpool throughout the event.

Don’t forget to share your pictures on social media! #BeachedArt #marinemudness #NationalMarineWeek