Beach boy Chris does love to be beside Sunderland’s seaside

Penshaw-based artist Chris Canning works on a sand sculpture of a turtle on a stormy Roker Beach.

Penshaw-based artist Chris Canning works on a sand sculpture of a turtle on a stormy Roker Beach.

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WEIRD and wonderful creatures invaded a Sunderland beach.

The sand sculptures at Roker were part of a series of family activities on Saturday.

But producing the fantastic pieces was not as hard work as it could have been.

Sculptor Chris Canning, from Penshaw, admitted the back-breaking work had been done in advance.

“There was a JCB on the beach first thing,” he said.

“He pushes all the sand into a big pile and then I just start moving the sand around to make what I want to make.

“It will probably take the best part of a day – five or six hours – to complete a piece.”