The seascape events you don’t want to miss at the end of August

August 22, 2018

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If you've enjoyed the Porthcawl seascape events so far, you won't want to miss the town's latest instalments of seaside fun! From the competitive Tuska Triathlon to an entire day dedicated to sugar-topped seaside street theatre, here's a flavour of what is still to come in Porthcawl at the end of August.

Sunday 26th August

Show your support for the Tuska Triathletes

Come along and show your support for Porthcawl's epic annual triathlon. Join competitors for an early 7am start, when they'll take on a chilly 750m sea swim, 22km bike ride and 5km run to top it all off! Why not grab a well-deserved supporter's breakfast after in one of Porthcawl's cosy cafés along the front?

Registration for this event has now closed but come along and show your support. Maybe you could sign up next year!

Laugh yourself silly with The Fairly Fish Company

This seafood stall is not what you might expect! Look out for the tantelisingly delicious offerings of street comedy fish stall duo, The Fairly Fish Company, who will be roaming The Esplanade throughout the day on the 26th! Expect jumping prawns, an overly excited octopus and worrying seafood smoothie Prawns jumping, an octopus springing to life and a worrying seafood smoothie!

The fishy duo will be roaming through John Street and The Esplanade between 11am-4pm.

Join Mr Wippy and The Conettes for a taste of Hollywood

For the ultimate post-triathlon treat, join Mr Wippy, Strawberry Sauce and the Conettes outside the Grand Pavilion in the afternoon. Transport yourself back to 1940's Hollywood where an antique ice cream van will provide the backdrop for this mini musical all about ice-cream. From sugar coated song and dance to a tap workshop after the show, Mr Wippy and the Conettes promise to provide all the toppings for a seaside day out.

Get magical with Mystic Mwfanwy and the roaming magician

After all that, why not head along the front for an ice cream on the esplanade. Look out for the fabulous Kitcsh n Sync, who will be back roaming the town with their mystical Mystic Mwfanwy act. You can also spot the wonders of Porthcawl's roaming magician along the way and if you're lucky enough to pass the balloon maker on his travels, you're sure to pop with excitement!

Experience Porthcawl's first ever open-air cinema  

In the evening head to the Rugby Club for Porthcawl's first ever known open air cinema event! Wrap up warm and bring your own chairs, picnic and blankets. The show stopping musical hit, The Greatest Showman, will have you bouncing on your picnic blankets from 8.30pm.

8.30pm, Porthcawl RFC

31st August

The Waverly Paddle Steamer

Board the Waverly Paddle Steamer from Porthcawl and experience the Bristol Channel from a traditional Victorian pleasure boat. The Waverly Paddle Steamer will set sail from Porthcawl Harbour at 9am, 31st August, with a chance of live entertainment at the harbour to send you on your way. Enjoy the live band onboard while dining and relaxing in a restored period lounge or simply take in the glorious views as you pass through the channel.

From Porthcawl Harbour, 9am, return 8pm

1st - 2nd September

Watch lifesaving champs battle it out for National no.1

Become the ultimate seaside spectator by heading down to watch the National Ocean Championships for Surf Life Saving at Coney Beach, where lifesavers from all over Wales will battle it out in over 12 gruelling beach disciplines to become the top surf lifesaving club Wales. Postponed from 28th and 29th July due to weather, the SLSA Wales National Ocean Championships will see lifesavers aged 13 to 60 from all across the country take to Coney Beach on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. Coney Beach, 9am - 5pm, 1st - 2nd September

The Porthcawl Seascape project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Program 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.

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