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Every year in North Devon a national sandcastle competition is held.  It is one of the area’s top festivities and locals and tourists love the event for several reasons.  Many visit the area during the time and stay in the fine Woolacombe accommodation during the competition.  It is a fun holiday and activity that provides participants and viewers of the competition with many things to do.

About The Competition

The competition is quite overwhelming.  It creates a carnival like atmosphere that literally takes over the Woolacombe beach.  The event brings 8000 people to the area, an entertaining samba band, and the local radio station.  All of these people take the stage while the best sand castle builders in all of England battle it out for the title.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the competition.  It will be held in June.  Plan your holiday now to attend this fun event.

Ranked Number One for Weekend Activities

Interestingly, this competition was ranked number one for weekend activities in Britain.  Those that considered all of the things to do on the weekend felt that the elaborate sandcastle competition was unique, inspiring, and fun.  It is great for viewers and participants.  And if you are interested in digging, you can enter the competition.  Anyone can enter, so if you want to be one of the many building along the 2 miles on Woolacombe beach sign up today.

Entry Fees for a Good Cause

The money raised from the competition is for a great cause – the North Devon Hospice.  All of the entry frees go towards the hospice in North Devon.  And often these kinds of organizations do not get the funding they need to operate, so you can be sure your money is going towards a good cause.

Shopping In Devon

In addition, while you are in Devon you can enjoy fun shops and tourist activities.  It will be a fun get away weekend.  The Londis Woolacombe shop was recently voted one of the best neighbourhood shops in the UK.  Therefore, you will be in good hands when you walk into their friendly store.  And, one of the great things about this store is they do home delivery for elderly people.  Maybe you could send a delivery to one of the people that North Devon Hospice cares for.  It would be a small way to give back during this fun holiday of sunshine, beaches, and sandcastles.


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