MAX Mason, owner of The Big Bang restaurant at Oxford Castle, was sitting pretty at the beach over the weekend, after stepping out of his front door.
The 38 tonnes of sand needed to create the Oxford Beach for the second year running arrived at the end of last week.
The beach, paid for by businesses at the castle, attracted about 150 visitors a day last summer and will be open this year from Thursday until September 1, kitted out with palm trees and deckchairs.
Mr Mason, 38, said: “It was hugely successful last year.
“Oxford is further from the sea than anywhere in the country, so it seemed like a sensible thing to do, to save people a two-hour drive to the coast.”
It will be open from 9am to 10pm every day.
- Our top stories
- Hundreds will gather as soldier killed in Iraq is repatriated
- Staff and students celebrate actress's big win at the Golden Globes
- Inquests opened into death of couple who died in cottage fire on Blenheim Palace estate
- Inquest opened into death of pensioner found in River Ock in Abingdon
- Man wearing beanie hat exposes himself to woman on city street
- Chain running Randolph Hotel in Oxford in 'best shape ever' after announcing £55m profit
- Cyclist and car involved in collision outside Seacourt Tower
- Oxford United vow to act quickly to resolve flag-waving dispute
- UPDATE: Three more men arrested in connection with attempted murder after altercation in Banbury
- Oxford United v Swindon Town - UPDATES
- CLARIFICATION: Hygiene report of Delight 2 in Didcot
- Man 'obsessed' with BBC journalist goes on trial after allegedly breaching restraining order against her
- Families urged to consider signing up for organ donation
- Oxford United send match tickets to fans caught up in season ticket delay