Families took to Barry Island for the first Big Beach Build earlier this week, with families unleashing their creativity with inventive builds and displays.
Taking place on Monday 23rd August, the Big Beach Build was a low-impact, "leave no trace" event organised by Beach Academy Wales and was part of the Welsh Government funded Summer of Fun, which aims to get families out to beaches and country parks during the summer holidays.
During the sun-soaked day, families and groups entered truly inventive, amazing and sandy-licious creations.
The Sand masters came first in the competition picking up "the Golden bucket" and a family set of bodyboards.
A Visit the Vale spokesperson said "Wow! What an afternoon. So impressed by all the teams that took part in the sandcastle competition. Your creations were amazing."
Beach Academy CIC said "An incredible day. Huge thanks to the families who created sandcastle masterpieces today at Barry beach. You were all winners in our eyes. Massive thanks too to #visitthevale for their support, photographers, judges, journalists and the our amazing events team for making it such a great day outdoors enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Pleasure to spend the day with you all."