PEOPLE danced into the evening on Shoreham Beach at a community festival celebrating the autumn equinox low tide.
The Shoreham Sand Dance featured music from a range of entertainers, and some even braved swimming in the sea.
Organiser David Johnson, of Riverside, Shoreham, said around 150 to 180 people turned up, which was smaller than previous years due to the poor weather.
“But even after the majority of people had left, we managed to crank up the volume and dance on the beach until about 7pm,” he added.
“It was only a small group at the end but it was really good.”
David said he and four other people took to the water, while others danced or jigged along to the music.
He said the idea was to keep an old Shoreham tradition alive, as the sand dance used to be a big event where lots of people dressed up in smart clothes.
He added: “The idea was to keep it going at very little cost, have a bit of fun and celebrate the end of summer.
“It is meant to be when we have a particularly low tide but you have to juggle that with a suitable time. We have been a bit lucky because the waves have pushed the shingle back so there is more sand this year.”
Three choirs, Shoreham Singers, Naked Voices and the Dawn Chorus, took part, along with ukulele players, a DJ, samba band and Herbie Flowers and friends.
David said: “Herbie Flowers thinks it is one of the best things he does and he brings along some usually well-paid musicians who come to do it for free.”
Dawn Chorus, led by Julie Nye, sang four songs, including Peace in Our Time by Nick Prater, in honour of World Peace Day.