HUNDREDS of mermaids, mermen and merbabies descended on Bexhill in the United Kingdom to break the world record for the largest gathering of mermaids.
Organisers said they were ‘ecstatic’ and ‘over the moon’ as a total of 325 turned up for the feat on the weekend.
The previous record for the largest gathering of mermaids was 300, set in Jan in Greensboro Nth Caroliona.
The gathering was one of the highlights of this year’s Bexhill Festival of the Sea.
As well as the mermaid gathering, Bexhill Festival of the Sea featured more than 50 stalls highlighting Sussex produce and seafood cuisine from around the world.
There were also cooking demonstrations, free angling coaching, children’s fun fair, dancing and live music on the Metropole Lawns.