A celebration of creativity, community, imagination and ocean culture was held at Watergate Bay over the weekend.

Hundreds of people attended the free Arts on the Beach, which included a lively programme of dance troupes, aerial performance, live music and interactive theatre. 

Beachgoers had the opportunity to get hands-on with bubble bikes, lantern and willow building, sea-themed arts, crafts and dancing workshops. 

A 13-foot sea giant puppetry and dance performance, brought to life by the Johnny Autin Dance Company was among the highlights.

The dance and parkour company Prodigal UPG brought ocean conservation issues to the fore with its show On the Strandline, inspiring hearts and minds of every age to do everything they can to protect marine environments. 

Sea shanties echoed from the cliffs, before sunset revellers throw shapes on the shore as part of one of the UK’s largest silent discos.