A SPECIAL festival celebrating all things coastal is taking place near Freshwater West next Saturday, May 19.

The brand new seaside event, the National Trust’s Festival of the Sea, is run in partnership with The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, and will take place at the nearby Gupton Farm campsite.

With just over a week to go until the festival, visitors are advised to book their tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

At the beach between 11am and 2pm, visitors can enjoy activities such as a big beach clean, rockpooling with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and surf sessions with Outer Reef Surf School.

Back at Gupton Farm, there’ll be children’s outdoor activities from 10am, with arts and crafts stalls, food and drink, and live music from 12pm.

Little ones will love joining in with the Trust’s 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities, from flying a kite to cooking on a campfire and creating wild art.

For a flavour of the area, there’ll be food and drink favourites from The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, Slow Pig, Blas O'r Tân - Pop up Pizza, Barti Ddu Rum, and Cork and Bottle.

At the festival marquee there’ll be lots of local stalls to browse, while throughout the day and evening there’ll be live music from acts such as Firebyrd Trio, Fiddlebox, The Medleys, Lucy Jones, Daisy B, Mike Jones and The Pembrokeshire All-Stars.

Festival of the Sea tickets are £15 per adult and £5 per child if booked in advance. On the day tickets will be available if tickets don’t sell out online beforehand, and are priced at £18 per adult and £8 per child. The festival offers free entry for under-fives.

Camping will be available at Gupton Farm to help visitors make the most of the full festival. Camping tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child.

Find out more about the Festival of the Sea or book your ticket at: nationaltrust.org.uk/gupton-farm