The English south coast town of Bexhill-on-sea has been taken over by mermaids. Hundreds of mermaids and mermen came ashore at the weekend to break a world record. It’s not something you see every day. And these two are delighted to be making a splash. This is the ‘Festival of the Sea’ in Bexhill, on the south coast of England. The seaside town is attempting to break the World Record for the largest gathering of mermaids on the beach. It currently stands at 300, but the residents of this pretty coastal town are confident they can smash it. The weather is excellent and the turnout is huge as the mermaids wait for the official gathering instructions. The attempt is on a section of the pebble beach in front of the De La Warr Pavilion, a grade one listed building and something of a flagship for the town.