Festival of the Sea, 19th May 2018

If you’re looking for something to do in Pembrokeshire on the 19th May, look no further. If you’re not due to be in the area that day, maybe book yourself a last minute deal on our website because we have details of an event that you’re not going to want to miss.

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company have teamed up with the National Trust to bring a truly fantastic event to our Welsh shores in the form of Festival of the Sea. Promising to be a fun event for all, visitors are invited to Freshwater West to join in with a day full of festivities, all with the simple aim of celebrating our coast.


Make the most of the seashore with rock-pooling sessions searching for wonderful sea creatures and plants. Change into your wetsuit and join Outer Reef for a free surf session where you can learn useful tips and handy skills to help you master one of Pembrokeshire’s most popular water-sports. Please note, this surf session has limited spaces available and places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis on the day – so make sure you get there early if you’re hoping to sign up!

Browse the stalls for new surf-wear, purchase a new piece of art to hang on your wall, treat yourself to some jewellery or stock up on surf wax for the summer. Indulge in meals and munchies from the likes of the Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company or Blas O’r Tan, the pop up pizza place. Some of you might also want to allocate a designated driver in your party, as you’ll have the opportunity to quench that thirst with drinks such as Pembrokeshire spiced seaweed rum courtesy of Barti Ddi Rum.

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Spend your evening watching the sunset whilst you sing and dance along to live music from some of the county’s favourite local musicians such as Lucy Jones, Fiddlebox, The Medleys, Mike Jones and Firebird Trio.

Whilst the main aim of the day is to celebrate, this event is also paying important attention to looking after the very environment being celebrated. All are invited to attend a beach clean at Freshwater West accompanied by National Trust.

The founders of Festival Of The Sea have also worked hard to ensure that this event will be Free from Single Use Plastics. This means that only biodegradable and/or recyclable food and drink packaging will be used and whilst there will be free drinking water available, visitors are asked to bring their own re-useable water bottles or opt to purchase one at the event. There will also be recycling facilities throughout the site for use by all.


Festival of the Sea takes place at Gupton Farm, Freshwater West on Saturday 19th May from 10am until late. Tickets can be bought in advance via their website here for £15 per adult and £5 per child, or you can purchase your ticket on the day for £18 per adult and £8 per child. Under 5’s go free. Please note, this event is cash only.

About the Author


Part of Coastal's Concierge team, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting things Pembrokeshire has to offer, whether that be delicious local produce, new attractions or fun events! I love a walk along the Coastal Path on a crisp winter's day and settling down at the beach with a good book.

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