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Guildford-on-Sea ‘Goes From Strength to Strength’

Published on: 25 Aug, 2018
Updated on: 27 Aug, 2018

Traditional children’s seaside entertainment at Guildford er… “on-Sea”

Residents and visitors to Guildford were treated to all the fun of the seaside as Guildford-on-Sea made waves in the town with its return to the banks of the River Wey.

Located next to The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford’s popular annual urban beach was free to enter and open daily from 10am to 6pm, August 16-18 (2018).

Organised by the Experience Guildford team, which represents retail and leisure businesses within Guildford town centre, and supported by the Electric Theatre and Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), the beach has become a popular family retreat during the summer holidays, entertaining kids of all ages with bucketful’s of sand, deck chairs, balloon giveaways, beach huts, free face painting and candyfloss.

Ping Pong at sundown

This year the fun didn’t just stop there, with the newly introduced Guildford-on-Sea Sundown Sessions adding a more adult offering to the town’s ‘seaside’ package.

The inaugural Sundown Session took place on Thursday, August 16 between 7-10pm and featured a DJ, beach BBQ, ping pong tables and a beachside bar selling a range of summertime drinks.

Spot the ball? One of the charity volleyball matches.

The evening also played host to a charity volleyball tournament, with teams from local businesses Barlow Robbins, YMCA, Metro Bank, Nationwide, Electric Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud, Experience Guildford and Mavericks Martial Arts raising £225 for Challengers, a Guildford based charity helping children and young adults with disabilities.

Amanda Masters, general manager of Experience Guildford said: “Guildford’s urban beach again goes from strength to strength, proving a great draw to the town for young and old.

Amanda Masters

“In true British style visitors headed to Guildford-on-Sea in their droves, even on the first rather wet and windy Thursday. The three-day event attracted close to 1,500 visitors, with numbers benefitting from the newly introduced Sundown Sessions which extended the beach’s appeal to a younger, night time audience.

“Thanks to everyone who supported this initiative, and special thanks to all those businesses who got involved with the charity volleyball tournament raising over £200 for Challengers.”


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  1. Jim Allen Reply

    August 25, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Millmead getting it right for once?

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