A feast of food and drink pop-ups, live entertainment, activities and events come together on a Cornish beach to create a mini festival village right on the sand – open from Friday 15 April, just in time for Easter. After last year’s success, a delicious mix of local and independent foodies are transforming Crinnis Beach in Carlyon Bay into a riot of flavors.

By swapping shipping containers, a sleek beach cabana, and a quirky horse box, beachgoers can choose from a range of menus featuring everything from gourmet burgers and stone-baked pizzas to wraps and feasts. of the freshest seafood. There are also cream teas, homemade cakes and Cornish ice creams with even more traders popping up throughout the summer, bringing more choice and excitement to one of the newest hotspots. Cornish coolest place to eat.

The Shoreside Bar, which debuted on Crinnis Beach last summer, rounds out the lineup and serves back ice-cold beers, local wines, cocktails, and a range of soft drinks. A new wooden pagoda – in place next month – will provide all-weather cover for a new seating area positioned in the heart of the village. With a relaxed atmosphere and one of the best sea views on the south Cornish coast, the pagoda will also host local music programming every weekend in May, June and July.

The Harbor Band kicks things off on Friday May 6 with classic anthems and dance floor fillers, followed by rock, pop and everything in between, courtesy of local favorites Tregony Teachers and Band-e-koot. As if that’s not enough, Cornish theater collective Wild Works take to the beach to present new production I Am Kevin from August 6-20 – tickets on sale now.

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James Shimwell of CEG, owner of the year-round private beach, said: ‘There was such a great atmosphere in Carlyon Bay last year – keen local shopkeepers, residents and visitors come together to create an electric community spirit. We had to start all over again and can’t wait to see the Food and Entertainment Village come to life on Crinnis Beach, bigger and better than ever. It will be a summertime celebration of the best of Cornish beach food, music and theatre, complemented by an array of beach activities, jet ski safaris, SUP, kayaking, beach yoga and training camps. Carlyon Bay can be enjoyed by all, whatever the Cornish weather.

Here’s a taste of what to expect in Carlyon Bay this summer:

Food and drink

Harvester Seafood Shack offers a range of delicious seafood and fish dishes, caught and landed daily just a few miles from Carlyon Bay. As well as the catch of the day and specials of the week, menu favorites include seared Fowey scallops in homemade garlic butter and St Austell Bay mussels served with butter sauce and ciabatta garlic bread. Jasper’s Kitchen specializes in handmade, stone-baked, fresh-rolled pizzas, and, new for 2022, gourmet burgers such as the Carlyon Bay-inspired Crinnis Stack Burger.

The Wrap Shack returns to Crinnis

Wrap Shack offers visitors Cornish spiced chicken, Par-becue pork belly and Indian Queens Curry Dreams. Ogy1 Pasty Shack offers everything needed for a day at the beach as well as delicious food and drink, including its delicious Cornish pastries and pies. Manor Made Cornwall is an elegant artisan cake shed and bakery. Homemade cakes, cream teas, sausage rolls, freshly brewed coffee and specialty hot chocolates.

Callestick Farm caters to anyone with a sweet tooth, offering customers delicious ice creams and sorbets. The Shoreside Bar, sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery and Southwestern Distillery’s Tarquin’s Gin, offers a variety of premium beverages sourced from premium local suppliers. From fine Cornish pints to adult cocktails, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic fare.


Friday May 6: Harbor Band; Friday May 13: Dazed’N’Confused (Led Zeppelin tribute band); May 20, 27, June 3: to come; Friday, June 10: Loco (classic rock/metal); Friday, June 17: Chut (rock); Friday June 24: Band-e-Koot (blues, punk, pop and rock); Friday July 1: DM Street (ska and reggae); Friday, July 8: Smokey King Shufflers (Chicago blues); Friday July 15: Atomic 80s; Friday July 22: Tregony Teachers (popular covers).

Cornish theater collective WildWorks will perform their new show, I Am Kevin, live on the beach from 6-20 August from 7.30pm. Described as a “fairy tale to set the world on fire”. Tickets can be purchased in advance through TicketTailor.


Popular Cornish activity center Cornwall Waverunners offers jet ski safaris, stand-up paddle board hire and kayak hire throughout the summer; the perfect opportunity to experience thrills, splashes and fun on the water. Visitors will be able to see the bay from the most spectacular vantage point possible and discover secluded beaches and beautiful secluded coves. New for 2022, the Monster SUP from Cornwall Waverunners – an exciting yet comical activity to enjoy with friends and family.

For those looking to achieve their fitness goals while taking in the views, Sweat Cornwall hosts outdoor Military Bootcamps, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am. Classes run from April to September and cost £7 per person; reservations can be made through Facebook Messenger. Elm Yoga teaches participants how to salute the sun while taking in the stunning views of Carlyon Bay’s three beaches. From April 23 to the end of September, yoga classes will take place every Saturday at 10 a.m., just when the bay is at its most beautiful. Classes cost £10 per person and participants will need to bring their own yoga mat.

For more information on the mini festival village, events and activities in Carlyon Bay, visit www.carlyonbeach.com