Giant sand sculpture on Whitby beach will encourage people to visit responsibly

Artists from Sand In Your Eye will be creating a giant sand drawing in Whitby tomorrow, that will encourage visitors to Yorkshire’s tourist destinations to visit responsibly and adhere to social distancing.

By Duncan Atkins
Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 11:53 am
The sand drawing will appear on Whitby beach on Wednesday (July 8)
The sand drawing will appear on Whitby beach on Wednesday (July 8)

Claire 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 drawing is a stark reminder that the virus is still with us and that people must try to adhere to hygiene and social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive James Mason said: “Now that lockdown is beginning to ease, hospitality and tourism will have an opportunity to regenerate and hopefully we can all start to get our lives back on track.

"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."

The drawing has been made and funded by Sand In Your Eye and was created adhering to social distancing guidelines.

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