This was the amazing scene after the shoreline at a nudist beach was covered – with STARFISH.
Thousands of the sea creatures littered the beach in a line stretching for over a mile at Budleigh Salterton in Devon.
The starfish were strewn across Budleigh Beach – a large part of which is designated a naturist zone where clothing is ”optional”.
One beach-goer said: ”You see some strange sights here sometimes with it being a nudist beach, but I’ve never seen anything like this.
”There are thousands of starfish and they stretched along the beach as far as you could see. It’s unbelievable.”
Most of the starfish had perished after they had drifted into shallow waters and were brought ashore over the weekend.
There are more than 1,800 different species of starfish which congregate in vast numbers and feed on shellfish such as mussels.
The Environment Agency say they can become stranded after they run out of food and move into shallow water to eat.
A spokesman said: ”We are aware that large numbers of starfish have been found ashore at Budleigh Salterton.
”However we are satisfied that this is a natural occurrence and not caused by factors such as pollution.”