Weymouth is famous for the quality of its sand, which is often used for making sand sculptures. As far back as the beginning of the 20th century there were annual sandcastle competitions that attracted large crowds. Some of these were sponsored by Bovril and every entry had to feature the Bovril name or the jar within the entry!
Weymouth has had its own sand man since the 1920's. The current one is Mark Anderson (he took over from his Grandad) and he creates masterpieces using only Weymouth sand and water. (See link for more wonderful sculptures.) It is always worth wandering along the Esplanade to see his latest creation.
|Mad hatter's tea party|
Recently huge mounds of sand suddenly appeared on the beach - as I had the camera in my handbag I went to investigate!
The diggers were moving sand from the sea shore and taking it further up the beach.
The birds thought it was a great novelty
|As I was taking a photo of the birds this dog suddenly appeared and chased them away!|
The only problem with sand is that it gets into everywhere, including the sandwiches! Which type of beach do you prefer sand or shingle?