Coasts Alive events
The summer holidays are a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. If you are looking for something to entertain the children or do during your annual summer vacation, there are a wide selection of festivals and events taking place in Wales.
Cragen Sea Monster on Aberporth beach
12 - 19 August
Cragen, a mythological 20 metre monster, is said to dwell off the coast of Wales and set to appear along the coastline with an important clean seas message. Visitors and communities will gasp at her ingenuity and be amazed by her size, as she returns unwanted plastic waste from the sea to the land.
12 August - Aberystwyth Sea to Shore Food Festival, Aberystwyth
17August - The Parrog, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
19 August - New Quay, Ceredigion
2 September - Beaumaris, Anglesey
Find out more on the Cragen Sea Monster website.
August - 2 September
Barrage Walkway, Cardiff (Sun - Thurs 11.00am – 8.00pm, Fri & Sat 11.00am – 10.00pm)
Find out more on the Cardiff Bay Beach Festival website.
Carnifal y Môr
5 - 10 August
A water screening extravaganza to celebrate the people from all corners of the world that created Cardiff.
Cardiff Bay (10.30pm)
Find out more on the Carnifal y Môr web page.
Football Association of Wales Beach Soccer Festival
5 - 25 August
5, 12, 19, 26 August - Cardiff Bay Beach, Cardiff (12.00pm-3.00pm)
11 August - Swansea Beach (11.00am-3.00pm)
18 August - Rhyl Beach, Denbighshire (11.00am-3.00pm)
25 August - Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan (11.00am-3.00pm)
7 August - 2 September
Visit an undercover augmented reality experience featuring dolphins, porpoise, puffins, seals as part of The Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas Wales roadshow promoting our Welsh wildlife and coastal experiences.
Look out for the big blue dome at the following locations on the coast:
8 August National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
10 August Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire
12 August Aberystwyth Sea to Shore Food Festival, Aberystwyth
14 August Martins Haven, Pembrokeshire
17 August Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
18 August Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire
19 August New Quay, Ceredigion
21 August Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd
23 August Copper Kingdom, Amlwch Port, Anglesey
24 August National Trust Car Park, Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd
26 August Holyhead Maritime Museum, Anglesey
27 August West Shore, Llandudno, Conwy
29 August Rhyl Promenade, Rhyl, Denbighshire
1 September Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd
2 September Aberdaron, Gwynedd
Find out more on the Living Seas website.
Aberystwyth Sea 2 Shore Food Festival
Sea 2 Shore Food Festival
At this food festival you will also be able to experience the Sea Wales' 7D augmented reality and see the Cragen Sea Monster.
Find out more on the Aberystwyth Sea 2 Shore Food Festival Facebook page.
Cardigan's River and Food Festival has grown to attract thousands of people to the town every year.
Quay Street Car Park, Ceredigion (10.00am-5.00pm)
Find out more on the Cardigan River and Food Festival website.
Extreme Sailing Series™, Cardiff Bay
24 – 27 August
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Extreme Sailing Series™ visits Cardiff for the seventh year running for the sixth Act of the 2018 season, as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. The enclosed bay provides the ideal Stadium Racing venue for spectators to get up-close and personal with the racing from all sides.
Find out more on the Extreme Sailing Series™ website.
Uswim 'Sea Special'
Colwyn Bay Watersports Centre, Conwy
Find out more on the Uswim Ocean swim web page.
1 - 2 September
Find out more on the Beaumaris Food Festival website.
Festival No. 6, Portmeirion
6 – 9 September
Find out more on the Festival No.6 website.
Find out more on the Ironman Wales website.
All Wales Beach Clean
14 – 30 September
Every public beach in Wales
Find out more on the All Wales Beach Clean web pages.
July – 30 September
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Find out more on the Pirates, The Truth Behind the Tales web page.
July – 21 October
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Find out more on the Lost Ports of Wales web page.