The Festival

The resort of Weston-super-Mare is a hugely popular tourist destination, drawing over 5 million visitors annually from all over the UK to it’s miles of sandy beaches and attractions such as the Grand Pier, the world’s largest Helicopter Museum and the Weston Wheel. For the past years, this seaside resort has also been building a reputation for one of the most unique summer festivals anywhere in the UK – the “Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival”.

Since 2006, the festival has grown from a single sculpture to a hugely anticipated international event, earning Weston the title of “Sand Sculpting Capital” of the UK.
In that time the festival has entertained, excited and inspired over over a million visitors and this year will be no exception with the addition of special events, activities and opportunities for visitors to get involved and create their very own works of sand art.