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Lack of beach sand stops Llandudno sandcastle competition

Category: Wales

Published: 7th Aug 2012 11:45:34

A seaside sandcastle competition has been cancelled because there is not enough sand on the section of beach used to host it.

Organisers say the North Shore beach in Llandudno now has too many rocks and seaweed.

And they say a small area which does have sand closer to the resort's pier is used for donkeys rides.

The event has been held annually since 2009 and last year more than 120 people took part.

The Imperial Hotel hosts the competition on part of the beach next to it.

It said it did consider moving the competition to the town's other beach at West Shore, but was concerned it might cause confusion.

The competition was due to be held next week.

Environment Agency Wales said Conwy council maintained the beach.

Conwy council has been asked to comment.

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