A while ago, I wrote about visiting the Sea Life centre in Blackpool for their new sea stars exhibition. A team of staff from Sea Life Blackpool carved an enormous piece of art into the sand beneath Blackpool’s Tower Headland last month.

The colossal sand drawing measured as big as the width of three blue whales, the world’s biggest ever mammal. Two thirds the height of The Blackpool Tower, which stands over it at 519 feet tall and 396 times bigger than an average starfish.

 

blackpool beach star fish sand drawing

 

The creative masterpiece, which took the team of six, more than four hours to complete, aimed to highlight the conservation of the starfish and the importance of this remarkable and often-overlooked creature.

The Sea Life centre have invested £150,000 in their new display highlighting them. The new display features an array of colourful and multi-talented sea stars, which can incredibly regenerate missing limbs and some species can even change gender at will! Aquarists will be on hand in the new display to give visitors a different viewpoint of the sea stars, which have eyes on the end of their limbs. They also eat by remarkably turning their stomachs inside out!

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Sea Life centre and Blackpool Tower to get a proper view of the sand drawing. Once we had been round the Sea Life centre, we headed to Blackpool Tower. 

 

blackpool tower glass floor

We began our journey to the top of the Tower with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema.

‘Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Blackpool Tower to life in front of your eyes.’ It certainly did that, it was such a good show, showing Blackpool and the Isle of Man in a whole new way. 

Once the short film was finished, we were taken up the lift to 380ft into the sky to the top of the Tower. We walked onto the five centimetre thick glass viewing platform, where we could look out into the Irish Sea and Blackpool Promenade below. 

It was fab being that high up, Lucas and I climbed to the very top but D stuck to 380ft which I was impressed with seen as he doesn’t like heights x

 

Blackpool tower glass floor and star fish sand drawing

28 Comments

28 Comments on Spotted – a colossal sand drawing on Blackpool beach

  1. Leah LS
    June 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm (1 year ago)

    That looks so ace! I wouldn’t have realised just walking down on the seafront that that was there and I love that i it is special from so high up. 🙂

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  2. everinmay
    June 16, 2017 at 4:28 am (1 year ago)

    oh wow this looks so amazing from so high up! sounds like you had a great trip too 🙂 xx

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  3. Jasmin N
    June 16, 2017 at 11:39 am (1 year ago)

    Oh that looks so beautiful! Damn I miss the beach so bad. Haha, maybe I’ll manage to get one this summer.

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  4. Kira
    June 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow that looks amazing !! Love Blackpool 🙂

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  5. countryheartdeb
    June 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm (1 year ago)

    oh that looks amazing and love that you could see it from above – i hate it when you dont get to see the whole image!

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  6. mandy
    June 16, 2017 at 4:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Ahhh wow looks amazing from birds eye view!

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  7. Madeeha
    June 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm (1 year ago)

    That is very incredible. I respect the thought behind the art.

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  8. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    June 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow that sand drawing looks fantastic. I wouldn’t go up that tower though I’m scared of heights.

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  9. stephanie
    June 16, 2017 at 9:31 pm (1 year ago)

    The sand drawing looks fab and the view from the tower looks great too! x

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  10. evenangelsfall89
    June 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Ah how unique is this? I love it! I wish I was creative enough to do something like this. I have seen sand creations when on holiday that are absolutely amazing, such an art! x

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  11. Sibaritismos de Inma
    June 17, 2017 at 7:22 am (1 year ago)

    A beautiful post, I really like the beach, how impressive the drawing of the star, it is difficult to draw a picture in the sand inside the sea.

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  12. Amy | All Things Amy
    June 17, 2017 at 11:54 am (1 year ago)

    This is cool. We have a guy local here that draws art on the beaches, it’s incredible!

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  13. Sarah Bailey
    June 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh wow that is amazing, you would have no idea walking along the shore it was there, a little secret you can only spot from high up.

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  14. ethannevelyn.com
    June 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh Wow! That star-fish drawing is Awesome! Plus the bird-eye photos from the tope in the tower make me dizzy just looking at it! lol! It’s sooo High! x

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  15. Elizabeth
    June 18, 2017 at 8:52 am (1 year ago)

    That’s really so lovely, isn’t it! So artistic. I’d love to visit Blackpool one day.

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  16. Home and Horizon
    June 18, 2017 at 9:14 am (1 year ago)

    That’s an amazing sculpture and how fantastic they are trying to raise awareness of starfish. Do you know, I have exactly the same picture as you – with me feet looking down through the glass at the top of the Blackpool Tower!

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  17. Mummy Times Two
    June 18, 2017 at 10:35 am (1 year ago)

    That drawing really is spectacular. We love both the Sea Life Centre and Blackpool Tower.

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  18. Sarah
    June 18, 2017 at 11:24 am (1 year ago)

    How fantastic is that! I’ve never been to the Blackpool Tower but I would like to! It looks SO high up though!

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  19. Lyndsay-Rose
    June 18, 2017 at 7:23 pm (1 year ago)

    That looks beautiful from high up!
    Would never have even noticed from the ground level.

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  20. ljdove23
    June 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Ooh that’s fab! We love Blackpool, haven’t been for a while though. I’m terrified of that glass floor!

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  21. Isabella
    June 18, 2017 at 8:05 pm (1 year ago)

    That looks so maxing and from the height also. What an experience!

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    • Isabella
      June 18, 2017 at 8:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Amazing! ***

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  22. Dean B
    June 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm (1 year ago)

    That’s an amazing drawing! I bet the artists had so much fun doing it. It’s also fun (although can be a bit sad too) to watch the tide come in and “erase” it 🙂

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  23. Rachel Simpson
    June 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow, that looks so cool! What a fab opportunity to go see it in person! I’ve never been to Blackpool but I really want to visit! xo

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  24. Cecilia Mari
    June 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow it looks great from up there love the carving of starfishes – Celia x

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