Thousands of sea creatures wash up on Wales beach

This is the incredible moment tens of thousands of sea creatures were found washed up on a beach.

Gordon McGookin, 39, was enjoying a stroll along the Pensarn waterfront in North Wales when he spotted the vast amounts of starfish and razor clams lying dead on the sand.

Vast numbers of starfish were spotted on the Pensarn waterfront in North Wales

Vast numbers of starfish were spotted on the Pensarn waterfront in North Wales

Father-of-four Gordon, from Abergele, said he saw the piles of sea creatures spread for almost half a mile on the beach.

Gordon, a former mechanic, regularly walks on the beach but said he has never seen such a bizarre sight in his life.

Gordon McGookin said he saw the piles of sea creatures spread for almost half a mile on the beach

Gordon McGookin said he saw the piles of sea creatures spread for almost half a mile on the beach

He said: “I love getting out and about to keep fit so I walk along the beach front as often as I can.

“I looked from a distance away and could see piles and piles of what I assumed was washed up rubbish.

“I took a walk down and I couldn’t believe my eyes – the amount of starfish and razor clams was unbelievable.

“The tide was really far out so I had a look to see if they were actually alive but they all seemed to be dead.

“They must have been there for a few hours and there were seagulls swooping in.”

He said: "I love getting out and about to keep fit so I walk along the beach front as often as I can."

He said: “I love getting out and about to keep fit so I walk along the beach front as often as I can.”

Gordon, who lives opposite the beach, is now trawling the internet to discover why he saw such a large amount of dead creatures at the same time.

He said: “It’s hard to say how many there were but it was easily into five figures.

“It was a very freaky thing to see because it was so exciting and yet so awful at the same time.

“I’ve never seen anything like that before so I had a look online to try and find out what had happened but I had no luck.

“It’s obviously not unusual to see animals being washed up but it was incredibly strange to see the beach completely covered with them.”