Hundreds enjoy fun on Brancaster beach

You are never too young to have fun playing in the sea.  Parents Darren and Katie hall introduce daughter, Jessica, to the North Sea at Brancaster ANL-150907-101759001
You are never too young to have fun playing in the sea. Parents Darren and Katie hall introduce daughter, Jessica, to the North Sea at Brancaster ANL-150907-101759001

The event was held on the beach at Brancaster, which the trust owns, on Saturday.

Isabel Glover needed a big, big bat when she played swing ball ANL-150907-101749001

Isabel Glover needed a big, big bat when she played swing ball ANL-150907-101749001

Alex Green, from the trust, said: “It went really, really well. We gave away over 800 free sticks of rock and had lots and lots of people taking part.”

Brancaster was one of 26 locations around the country where picnics were held on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Neptune Coastline Campaign.

The campaign has helped to acquire and look after 775 miles of coastline, including a 62 mile stretch of the Norfolk coast.

And, with a hot, sunny day making a trip to the coast all the more appealing, visitors were able to enjoy a range of activities, including sandcastle building with free buckets and spades, cricket, rounders and swingball. There were also giant deckchairs for people to relax and soak up the sun.

While the Brancaster giant is away ... Anna Birch (left) and Sasha Butterwick enjoy the sun on Brancaster beach ANL-150907-101738001

While the Brancaster giant is away ... Anna Birch (left) and Sasha Butterwick enjoy the sun on Brancaster beach ANL-150907-101738001

Equipment was provided by the trust and Miss Green said the day was an important way to help raise public awareness of the trust’s ownership of the site.

She said: “We probably will do something like that again next year.”