South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit together with National Trust – South Devon Countryside, held another successful Big Night Out on the beach at Milton Sands. Around 120 people came and set up camp to participate in activities from late afternoon into the evening. The theme this year was ’treasures of the sea’ and the overall aim was to educate families about wildlife living on the beach and in the sea.
There was a huge choice of activities starting with rock pooling, snorkelling, bird watching and beach sports including hoola-hooping and finishing with sundown beach yoga and the ‘treasures of the sea’ Sundown Parade. Surfin Sam was on hand to offering a range of water sports taster sessions and Holsome Park Meats provided a local meat barbecue.
AONB Communities Officer Nicky Bailey said “ Despite the windy conditions and a few showers of rain, families still came along and had great fun. making the event was a great success! The highlight for most of us was the Sundowners lantern parade. The lanterns were made with the help of pupils from Thurlestone Primary School. Being outside as the sun sets and seeing the stars appear in our dark night skies is an unbeatable experience and South Milton Sands is the perfect place to enjoy it. ”
Fiona Van Es who lives near Kingsbridge was the lucky winner of a three course Sunday lunch for two sponsored by the award winning 4* Thurlestone Hotel.