The sandy season has returned to Pendle as Barnoldswick Beach has opened again for the summer.
Last year, the beach attracted more than 10,000 visitors during August and people young and old have already taken advantage of the sandy cove’s return to Barnoldswick Town Square, enjoying golden times with buckets and spades.
Barnoldswick Brass Band declared the “region’s best urban beach” open for visitors on Saturday with performances for all to appreciate.
The beach is open between Monday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm and, as usual, it has different features each day throughout the week.
Monday is Crafty Corner, with the Hope Barlick churches, Tuesdays and Fridays feature crafts, Wednesdays see the exciting surf facility for adults and children, and the ever-popular donkeys are available for rides on Thursdays.
On Saturdays, it is the Barnoldswick In Bloom Duck Race and all prizes have been donated by Pendle Leisure Trust and West Craven Warriors.
Coun. David Whipp said: “Barnoldswick Beach has got off to a flying start, with hundreds of local youngsters already registered as visitors.
“The beach is also bringing in families from far and wide. New this year are canal related activities on a Friday.
“This year the beach is raising funds for Barnoldswick in Bloom and there’s a suggested donation of £1 (or more) for each child registered.
“The bloom group has created an added attraction at the beach this year with the erection of a floral ‘sea wall’.”