52 Ways to Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #16 Build A Sandcastle
You can’t visit the beach and not make a sandcastle no matter what time of year it is and especially if you are small. Although, you are never to old to make a sandcastle.
Robin Hood’s Bay beach has many elements to it which means all the more props to make a sandcastle really special. Why not go one better and build a fortress or a sand sculpture. You don’t even need a bucket and spade.
For the all-important decorating of your sandcastle, fortress or sand sculpture there’s an abundance of natural props. Seaweed, rocks, pebbles, fossils, driftwood, shells and if you’re really lucky maybe a bit of jet. You may want to keep hold of your bit of Jet instead of letting it be washed away by the sea at the end of the day as Jet is a semi-precious gemstone.
Now down to the nitty gritty, here are our top tips for making the best sandcastles, fortresses and sand sculptures:
WET SAND – you won’t be able to build anything with dry sand. So, a good time to start building is as the tide is going out.
DIG – dig a well in the sand far enough down till it naturally fills with water.
SAND to Water Ratio – if you want to get really technical then 1-part water to 1-part sand is a good mix.
TOOLS – hands and feet are a good place to start as any. A bucket of your liking, or a couple and maybe a couple of spades one bigger and longer than the other. Now if you are planning on building a sand sculpture, you’re probably going to want to get a bit serious so you may want to invest in some specific sculpturing tools.
FUN – the most important top tip of them all. Just enjoy yourself and have lots of fun.
You can buy all your basics for building sandcastle, fortress or sand sculpture from:
Thorpe Stores in Fylingthorpe
Station Road Stores in the upper village of Robin Hood’s Bay
Muir Lea Stores in the lower village of Robin Hood’s Bay
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