Sand sculptures mark Colwyn Bay beach opening

A weekend of events will take place to mark the opening of the beach Credit: Ian Lang / ITV News Wales

Sand artist Ray Wirick is trying out the sand castle making quality of Colwyn Bay's new beach. He's one of the attractions at a special weekend of events to mark the official opening of a new water sports centre and the beach itself.

It's been created with half a million tons of sand dredged up from the sea as part of a £6m sea defence project.