Littlehampton Sandcastle Competition

9 August 2023
Winners from each category

Over 200 children descended onto Littlehampton Seafront to participate in the annual Sandcastle Competition on Tuesday 8 August, organised by Littlehampton Town Council.

The competitors, including tourists from outside of West Sussex, were given an hour to create their most imaginative sand sculpture for the chance of winning some incredible prizes. This year, prizes were donated by event sponsor, Harbour Park, and other local businesses.

The winner of the under 5’s category, judged by Councillors Jeffrey Daws and George O’Neill, was Caitlyn who had created a unique Union Jack flag design using natural materials including seaweed and stones. In the over 5’s category judged by the Pirates AKA Way Out There and Back team, there were many amazing creations to choose from, but the speed boat designed by Lola took first place! Finally, the 10+ category winners were Luca, Sonny and Finley who created an incredible turtle, judged by the Town Mayor, Councillor Freddie Tandy.

Speaking about the annual event, Vice Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper, said: “This year’s event was a huge success! Despite the drizzly weather, we had an amazing turnout and saw some incredible creations by all the competitors which made it an impossible task for our judges to choose their favourite! We had some wonderful designs including turtles, pyramids and even speed boats. I was blown away with how creative everyone was! I would also like to say a special thanks to Harbour Park, The Beach Littlehampton, Out of Bounds, East Beach Café, Bah Humbug Sweets and Morrisons for donating the winner’s prizes!”

You can still get involved with upcoming events organised by the Littlehampton Town Council such as Screen on the Green on Saturday 19 August and the Littlehampton Town Show and Family Fun Day that takes place on Saturday 9 September. For more information, see the website or follow Visit Littlehampton on Facebook and Instagram.