Giant sand drawing on Whitby beach by Hebden Bridge-based artists encourages people to socially distance

A giant sand drawing encouraging people to social distance appeared yesterday on Whitby beach.

Beach art urging people to visit Whitby, and other resorts, responsibly.
Beach art urging people to visit Whitby, and other resorts, responsibly.

Artists from Hebden Bridge-based Sand In Your Eye created the drawing to encourage visitors to Yorkshire’s tourist destinations to visit responsibly and adhere to social distancing.

laire Wardley from Sand In Your Eye, said: “The drawing depicts a person wearing a face covering made up of lines that are 2m apart and contained within a coronavirus cell.

"It will be joined by the text '2m. Together we protect each other.'

The sand sculpture on the beach at Whitby.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive James Mason said: "Yorkshire is blessed with so many beautiful tourist destinations such as Whitby and we need visitors to help maintain our local economies.

"However, as the drawing clearly states, we need to do this responsibly."

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