Watersports
Boardmasters (from £69 day ticket/£179 five-day tenting ticket, 7-11 August) is a browsing and music pageant in Newquay, Cornwall. Headliners at Watergate Bay are Wu-Tang Clan, Florence and the Machine and Foals, whereas pro-surfing, skating and BMX competitions happen on Fistral Seashore. In addition to browsing, festivalgoers can go paddleboarding, coasteering or kayaking, be part of each day seaside yoga classes or sit back in wood-fired scorching tubs.
Wheels and Fins (from £36 day ticket/£103 weekend tenting, 7-Eight September) is one other sporty pageant proper on the seaside, at Joss Bay in Broadstairs, Kent, with browsing, paddleboarding and yoga, pro-skateboarders and a punk lineup topped by Slaves. The Seashore Life pageant (free entry, 13-14 July) in Eastbourne, East Sussex, has taster classes of crusing, windsurfing and paddleboarding (£10 every), a large paddleboard race, plus land-based sports activities akin to skating, together with an out of doors curler derby.
Artwork

Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick
Competition of the Sky (free, 6-Eight September) is an creative new arts occasion in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, going down on the seaside, the promenade and round city. The programme contains an immersive hearth backyard, a night-time scorching air balloon present, kite pageant, dance procession, avenue present with big illuminated animals, an aerial efficiency from an “city astronaut”, a Rajasthani brass band and circus, a cloud-watching storytelling occasion, and extra.

Elsewhere, the Ventnor Fringe (from £3, 23-28 July) on the Isle of Wight is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a packed schedule of standup, stay music, poetry and theatre; Fringe by the Sea (free and ticketed, 2-11 August) has 160 arty occasions round North Berwick on the East Lothian coast; and this yr’s Arts by the Sea (primarily free, 27-29 September) pageant in Bournemouth is themed round psychological well being.
Household

Dreamland, Margate
Dreamland amusement park in Margate, Kent, has a Curler Coast pageant (primarily free, 19 July to 1 September) all through the summer season holidays. Every week has a unique theme, from superheroes to science. Throughout Carnival Week, guests can study to samba, make a masks and sing alongside to The Best Showman. Rainbow Week celebrates Satisfaction, Avenue Fest has BMX stunts and Channel 5’s Milkshake takes over for the ultimate week. The Margate Caves are additionally reopening this summer season after a 15-year closure.

So Competition, Lincolnshire. {Photograph}: JMA Pictures
In north Devon, the Sea Ilfracombe pageant (free, 31 August-1 September) has conventional leisure such a Punch & Judy, sandcastle competitions and treasure hunts, plus have-a-go crusing, paddleboarding and kayaking . The So pageant (free, 30 August to 1 September) in Mablethorpe and Skegness, Lincolnshire, is a family-friendly out of doors arts occasion with circus, acrobatics, comedy and avenue theatre.
Nature

The White Cliffs Strolling Competition, Kent
The Shetland Nature pageant (free and ticketed occasions, till 14 July) is a collection of guided walks, talks and days out, together with a whale watch, otter-spotting, boat journeys to see seabirds, bathroom walks and rockpooling. The White Cliffs Strolling pageant (primarily free, 22-28 August) has coastal and clifftop walks in Sandwich, Deal, Dover and the encompassing Kent countryside. Nature walks embody a Sandwich Bay path to the marshes and chicken observatory, coming again alongside the sand dunes and river. The Marine Conservation Society is recruiting volunteers for its annual Nice British Seashore Clear (20-23 September). Hundreds of individuals will clear Britain’s sands of plastic air pollution and different waste.
Meals

Lymington Seafood Competition
The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood pageant (free entry, 13-14 July) on Weymouth harbour has practically 100 stalls serving fishy dishes akin to popcorn cockles, scorching pollack canines, brown crab bhajis and cuttlefish croquettes. There are demonstrations by cooks together with Mitch Tonks and Mark Hix, masterclasses on filleting, barbecuing and crab prep, a household present about sea turtles – and plenty of English glowing wine.

Later in the summertime, the Lymington Seafood pageant (free entry, 10-11 August) in Hampshire has stay soul, jazz and blues. The Moveable Feast (£3, 13 July, Porthmadog, 27 July, Llandudno, 17 August, Benllech and 24 August, Amlwch) is a travelling meals pageant in north-west Wales with native producers, brewers and distillers, plus craft stalls and stay music. Within the Isles of Scilly, intrepid diners can attend a barbecue in the midst of the ocean: twice a yr, the tides recedes to disclose a sandbar between Tresco and Bryher, normally hidden below 20ft of water. This summer season the Low Tide Occasion (free entry, 1 September) additionally incorporates a gin bar, paella stand and rock’n’roll band.
Cinema

Luna Seashore Cinema, Brighton
Large screens on the sands are a rising pattern. This yr, the Luna Seashore Cinema is again in Brighton with latest releases (Bohemian Rhapsody, Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more), classics (Grease, High Gun) and household favourites, akin to Moana, and The Little Mermaid (from £12.50 grownup, £Eight little one, 31 July-18 August). Two seashores in St Ives, Cornwall, have open-air cinemas this summer season.
Porthmeor Seashore’s programme contains The Best Showman and Mary Poppins Returns (£5, 12 and 31 July, 14 and 28 August), whereas Porthminster Seashore has Castaway and Discovering Nemo, amongst others (£9.95, 21 and 28 July, 4, 11, 18 and 25 August). Different choices embody the primary Cinema on the Seashore in Aldeburgh, Suffolk (9 and 10 August) and the Cinema by the Sea in Barry Island, Glamorgan (24 and 25 August).
Regattas

Whitby Regatta fireworks. {Photograph}: Colin Carter Pictures
Many have heard of Cowes Week (10-17 August) however there are many lesser-know regattas across the UK that make an awesome time out. In addition to the yachting races, Salcombe Regatta in Devon incorporates a sandcastle competitors, an ice-cream-eating contest, a harbour swim and a firework show (primarily free, 3-10 August). The Gara Rock lodge is internet hosting the closing get together (£30, 10 August). The Whitby Regatta in North Yorkshire has yachting, rowing and rafting races, plus a greasy pole competitors, circus workshops, a canine present and stargazing events (primarily free, 10-12 August). The Cardigan Bay Regatta has crusing races daily, plus kids’s competitions on day one, swimming and rowing contests on day two, and crabbing and raft-building on day three (primarily free, 22-24 August).
Maritime

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall
Charlestown Harbour, the Unesco-listed Georgian harbour in Cornwall the place Poldark is filmed, is holding its first Traditional Sail pageant this summer season. Highlights embody a “parade of sail” as tall ships enter the harbour, stay music from the British folks band Mad Canine Mcrea and pirate-themed actions for kids, plus the prospect to go to considered one of Europe’s greatest shipwreck museums (costs differ, 30 August-1 September). The Nice Yarmouth Maritime pageant on South Quay has visiting ships to go aboard, three levels of people musicians and sea shanty singers, avenue theatre and maritime expertise demonstrations (primarily free, 7-Eight September). Tarbert in Argyll and Bute holds 10 festivals a yr, together with a Conventional Boat pageant, when vessels from Scotland and Eire go to the harbour, together with a two-masted gaff-rig cutter in-built 1903 (primarily free, 20-21 July).
Music

Tunes on the Sands, Blackpool
There’s no must jet off to Croatia to discover a music pageant on the seaside – there are lots within the UK. Tunes on the Sands (day tickets from £44, weekend tickets from £97, tenting £45pp, 12-14 July) is a brand new pageant on Blackpool Sands in Devon, a sister pageant to Might’s Tunes within the Dunes on Perranporth seaside in Cornwall. The inaugural Sands lineup contains Moist Moist Moist, the Hoosiers and KT Tunstall; there’s a huge high with circus actions, a silent disco, a gin terrace, a cocktail bar and avenue meals.

The Victorious pageant (from £35/£110/£130, 23-25 August) in Portsmouth is true subsequent to the seaside and has a seaside stage – headliners are Two Door Cinema Membership, Rudimental and New Order. Sand Fest (£50, 14 July) on Sandbanks seaside in Poole, Dorset, options high DJs and stay acts together with Chase & Standing.
Different sports activities

British Seashore Sports activities Champs, Branksome Chine Seashore, close to Bournemouth
Britain’s seashores are internet hosting thrilling spectator sports activities over the summer season. There are greater than 70 seaside volleyball occasions across the UK, and elite gamers may be seen in motion within the Grand Slam Collection (free, 13-14 July, Bridlington; 27-28 July, Weymouth and 17-18 August, Bournemouth). Sand Polo, the British Seashore Polo Championships, is at Sandbanks in Poole. Tickets embody entry to the afterparties on the seaside (from £30 in the future/£55 two, 12 and 13 July).
The British Seashore Sports activities Champs happen on Branksome Chine seaside, close to Bournemouth. In addition to seaside handball, now in its seventh yr, the 2019 occasion contains seaside netball for the primary time (£10, 2-Four August). This yr’s Seashore Rugby Wales match in Swansea Bay will function 54 groups from everywhere in the UK. Welsh, Irish and New Zealand nationwide gamers have appeared in earlier tournaments (free, Three August).