Festival of the Sea at Gupton Farm

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Celebrate all things coastal with our Festival of the Sea at National Trust Gupton Farm Campsite on Saturday 19 May. Book your tickets before 31 March to enjoy early bird discount!

What is the Festival of the Sea?

Make waves with the National Trust and Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company at Gupton Farm, Freshwater West.

Our Festival of the Sea is a celebration of all things coastal with stalls, live music, food and drink, and beach activities to enjoy. Make a weekend of it and stay at the campsite!

When and where is it taking place?

The Festival of the Sea will take place on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Gupton Farm near Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire. Car parking will be available on-site, the nearest postcode is SA71 5HW.

Activities will start from 10am with something to see and do throughout the day and there’ll be live entertainment until late evening.

To help you make the most of the full festival, camping is available at Gupton Farm during the event.

What will the festival include?

View what's on below or download our Festival of the Sea event schedule to bring with you on the day.

At the beach

Beach clean with National Trust, 11am-12pm
Do your bit for the coast with our big beach clean. Litter picking kit will be provided.

No booking needed, meet at Gupton Farm.

Rockpool safari with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, 12pm-2pm
Delve into the rockpools and their underwater worlds. What coastal creatures will you find? This is a guided session, great for all the family.

No booking needed, meet at Gupton Farm.

Surf sessions with Outer Reef Surf School, 12pm-1pm and 1pm-2pm
Take to the waves with a free surfing session from our friends at Outer Reef Surf School. All equipment provided. Suitable for ages 8+

Spaces limited, booking is essential on the day on a first come, first served basis. Register at the Outer Reef stand at Gupton Farm.

At the farm

50 Things adventures, 10am-5pm
Have fun with our 50 Things outdoor adventures at Gupton Farm; build a den, cook on a campfire, go birdwatching and get crafty with surfboard biscuit decorating!

No booking needed, drop in activities will take place throughout the day.

Have a browse, 12pm-6pm

We’re excited to welcome local stallholders to the festival. Head to the marquee to see a variety of local produce on offer.

Stalls include: Castlemartin Printworks, Charlotte Cortazzi, FreshWest Silver, Coastal Vintage Interiors, iSea Surfwear, Lloyd the Graffiti, Mena Ceramics, Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm, Pip Designs, Sakura Workshop, Surf Art Wales, Tom Frost Print Maker, Wayne Ford and West Coast Surf Wax. 

A flavour of the area, 12pm until late
Enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and a real flavour of the area! 

Tuck into favourites from The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, Slow Pig, Blas O'r Tân - Pop up Pizza, Barti Ddu Rum and Cork and Bottle. 

Live music, throughout the afternoon and evening

We’ll have live music performances from local bands and musicians. Acts include Firebyrd Trio, Fiddlebox, The Medleys, Lucy Jones, Daisy B, Mike Jones and The Pembrokeshire All-Stars.

How much are Festival of the Sea tickets?

Early bird tickets (book before 31 March): £10 per adult and £3 per child*
Standard tickets: £15 per adult and £5 per child*
On the day tickets: £18 per adult and £8 per child*
*Under fives go free

How much is it to camp at Gupton Farm for the festival?

If you’d like to camp at Gupton Farm, it’s £10 per adult, £5 per child and under fives stay free.

How do I book festival and camping tickets?

Book your festival and camping tickets online.

On the day tickets will only be available if we don’t sell out online beforehand. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Anything else I need to know?

The Festival of the Sea is a cash only event, please come prepared as there isn't a cash machine very nearby.

Free from single use plastics

We’re delighted to confirm that the Festival of the Sea will be a free from single use plastics event. As a conservation charity, safeguarding the environment for future generations to enjoy is very important to us.

There'll be free drinking water on-site, so please bring your own re-useable water bottle with you or alternatively they will be available to purchase at the event.

Our food and drink packaging is all biodegradable or recyclable, and we have recycling facilities on-site for use by staff, stallholders and visitors.

Don't forget you can also help do your bit for the coast by taking part in our beach clean on the day.

We’re working hard and are committed to phasing out selling single use plastics at all of our places by 2022