Cleethorpes to attempt world record for most sandcastles


If you enjoy building sandcastles, 2500 or more need to be built in Cleethorpes’ attempt break the Guinness World Record for the most number of sandcastles built in an hour.

The official record attempt, sponsored by Cook and Lucas Fish Merchants, will take place on the morning of Armed Forces Day this year – and anyone can take part. There will be charity collections for local charities, Not Home Alone and the Armed Forces Charities.

The existing record for the most number of sandcastles built in an hour is held by Abenteuer Leben, Kabel Eins (Germany) with support of Thomas van den Dungen (Netherlands). In St Peter-Ording, Germany, in 2013 they constructed an impressive 2,230 individual sandcastles which, according to the rules, have to be 2ft high and 2ft wide and topped with a four turret castle.

In 2016, Haven attempted to break the record in Devon, and just missed out. Australia tried earlier this year on the Gold Coast and were beaten by the weather. Now it’s Cleethorpes’ time to have a go!

The Guinness World Record attempt will be on the morning of Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes, on the 30th June. It will take place on Cleethorpes beach between the leisure centre and Brighton slipway (near the RNLI station). Start time will be 11am sharp, so people will need to be at the site to take your place by 10:30am.

Adam Johnston, one of the organising team from the council, said: “This will be a great day – something to bring loads of people together from communities across North East Lincolnshire, to have a bit of fun, and hopefully put Cleethorpes on the map. We’re doing it on the morning of the Armed Forces Day, so people who come down can really make a day of it and enjoy the rest of the celebrations that are being organised.”