Superb food, entertainment and all about marine and wildlife conservation– the Bexhill Festival of the Sea offer a great day out for all the family.

This is a unique event in two parts:

  • The Festival Weekend – A free to enter family event – 7th & 8th September 2019
  • Angling Competitions – 4 weeks of exciting sea fishing competitions

Festival Highlights

Guinness World Record Attempt-Largest Gathering of Mermaids
Seafood cooking demos
Marine and wildlife stalls
Nautical Art Exhibition at the Bexhill Sailing Club
Global seafood cuisine
Craft Marquee
Saturday evening – Special ticketed concert – Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie
Continuous live music and entertainment
Sunday – 16-metre Whale with presentation – Our Plastic Oceans
Angling competitions during the weeks following the event

Chris Leslie will also be performing this year at the Bexhill Festival of Sea

The Festival focus is on an appreciation of the sea and marine conservation. Now in its 8th year, the event is a popular annual event for families and visitors of all ages. The festival attracts thousands of fun-seeking visitors over the two days. With several new stalls booked and the music line up complete, it is looking like another great weekend.
The festival showcases local traders with delicious dishes from a host of countries and cultures, plenty of unique shopping and gift ideas and seaside focused stalls. Each year we support different local charities. This year we are proud to support Chestnut Tree House, Bexhill Caring Community, Marine Conservation Society, Sussex Wildlife Trust and of course, The RNLI.
Another Guinness World Record will be attempted on Saturday 7th September. The event is open to all men, women and children who can do a tail fin, mermaid/merman top and optional crown. See special details to enable qualification. Over 300 will be needed to set the record. So spread the word to family and friends. Prizes in different categories.
Come to see our fantastic Whale on Sunday giving an important message to youngsters and their parents about preserving our marine wildlife by being aware of the effects of plastics in the sea.  If we teach them young, it will stay with them through life.