Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sand Castle Hotel

The world's first ever sand hotel has been made in Dorset and is accepting its first guests for £10 a night. It took 1,000 tonnes of sand and a team of four sculptors working 14 hours a day for seven days to build the structure on Weymouth beach.

Guests can book to stay in the hotel, which includes beds made out of sand, until the rain washes it away. The structure was created by a hotel company to celebrate a resurgence of holidaymakers flocking to the seaside.

Research by predicts 37 million people will enjoy British beaches this year and some won't.

The beds are made of sand so it can get everywhere, especially between the toes
Mark Anderson, sand hotel sculptor. The sand hotel offers a twin and double bedroom, while the roofless structure gives guests the chance to "star-gaze" at night, the firm said.

But there are no toilet facilities and people were warned the sand "gets everywhere".

There's a BBC video HERE

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