Bexhill’s favourite beach sculpture Salty Sam has a wife

Seaweed Sally and Salty Sam on the beach. Photo by Andy Sharrocks
Seaweed Sally and Salty Sam on the beach. Photo by Andy Sharrocks
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The much-loved wooden sculpture of a man on Bexhill beach known as Salty Sam now has a wife.

Sam’s sculptor Andy Sharrocks has created Seaweed Sally to keep him company.

Seaweed Sally. Photo by Andy Sharrocks

Seaweed Sally. Photo by Andy Sharrocks

Sally even has her own poem like Sam: “Just like Salty Sam I came in on the tide.

“Those crashing waves gave me such a ride.

“And now I’ve washed up on dry land.

“I’d like to stay here if the sea says I can.”

Everyone loved Salty Sam when he appeared on Bexhill beach last year, and now he has a wife to keep him company. Photo by

Everyone loved Salty Sam when he appeared on Bexhill beach last year, and now he has a wife to keep him company. Photo by

Salty Sam drew much love from the community when he appeared mysteriously on the beach in August, with many speculating where he came from and who made him.

Someone vandalised the sculpture, taking his feet, an arm and his wooden poem board and his ‘bench’ was burned soon afterwards.

But Sam was restored by Pit-Stop Youth Workshop and Andy came forward to help after initially planning to stay anonymous.

Sam has become a bit of a celebrity in the town with people using him for events but he now sits back on the beach, with his new wife.

Salty Sam. Photo by Andy Sharrocks

Salty Sam. Photo by Andy Sharrocks

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