The Southampton Boat Show in September will feature its own beach.

The Southampton Boat Show in September will feature its own beach.

Tons of sand will be shipped into the Solent Park area to play host to sandcastle building competitions, fashion shows and beach parties.

Other new features this year include a waterside property exhibition and the newly-restored yacht Gypsy Moth.

The show runs from 16- 25 September 2005, at Mayflower Park.

Call 0870 060 0246 to book tickets in advance or visit www.southamptonboatshow.com