The Bexhill Festival of the Sea (formerly Bexhill Sea Angling Festival) is one of the biggest and best festivals of the sea and sea angling in the UK.
The 24-day extravaganza showcases some of the best angling in the south of England. It aims to promote many of the diverse sea angling disciplines, as well as find the best anglers from around the country in their specialist field. Competitions, complete with attractive prize funds, will include:
Uniquely though, the event is much more than an angling competition;
The Festival has two parts - angling competitions based at Bexhill Sea Angling Club plus an Open Event on the stunning new £5million exhibition space in front of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. The fun starts this year on Saturday 6th September with 2 days of fishing competitions along the beaches of Rother and food & games for all on the Festival lawns on the seafront of Bexhill-on-Sea.
Bexhill's Festival of the Sea blends education about one of the UK's most popular past times (more than 4 million people take part in angling each year) with the public popularity of cooking and seafood.
The event is a huge draw for families, with people aged from 8 to 80 in attendance. The inaugural festival in 2012 attracted over 10,000 people from all over the country.
Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BexhillSeaAnglingFestival
The Just One Look 2015 Calendar features unique pictures of Bexhill's seafront. It costs £9.95 with all profits going to Prostate Cancer UK. You can find out more here.
The Sunday roast dinner - a tradition that remains popular with the UK population, unlike doorstep milk, Christmas cards and playing conkers.
There have been a number of recent discussions on the Bexhill Facebook group centring around how the population of Bexhill can better help local homeless people.
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Set directly on the beach in the peaceful village of Cooden, Bexhill-on-Sea with rooms from £60 p.p.p.n. Check the late deals on the Cooden Beach Hotel website.
Friday: Light Cloud
Min temp: 10°C (50°F)
Max temp: 11°C (52°F)
Min temp: 5°C (41°F)
Sunday: Light Cloud
Max temp: 9°C (48°F)
Min temp: 7°C (45°F)
(weather info from BBC Weather Centre)
Bexhill Untied Reserves FC V Lingfield Reserves FC In The Sussex County Reserve Section (East)
Club House open from 2pm and K at The Polegrove Recreation Ground, Brockley Road.
Air Ambulance Charity Auction
12.00 at Sidley Working Mens Club.
Irish Singer Owen Donovan
2pm at No.48 Devonshire Rd.
Bexhill Museum Outing – ‘Ightham Mote & Royal Tunbridge Wells’
at Bexhill Museum.