Water fun at Littlehampton Waterfront Festival

The Littlehampton Waterfront Festival on Sunday. Picture: Clive Fennell
The Littlehampton Waterfront Festival on Sunday. Picture: Clive Fennell

Residents of Littlehampton came together on Sunday for the annual Littlehampton Waterfront Festival.

A range of activities took place on the water and along Littlehampton Harbour, inviting visitors to watch.

Littlehampton Waterfront Festival. Photo: Andy T Lee

Littlehampton Waterfront Festival. Photo: Andy T Lee

Activities included the 3km open water swim, a flyboard and jetski display, dinghy racing, visiting vessels, a raft rave and a demonstration from a hovercraft.

Around the harbour, fishing vessels and ferries operated all day, a crabbing competition took place at Hook A Fish in Pier Road, and the coast guard tower on the seafront was open for visitors to explore throughout the morning and afternoon.

Lee Harrison, Deputy Harbour Master said: “Very many thanks to everybody who took part in putting on such a fantastic show for the thousands of bystanders that lined the harbour walkways. Despite the uncertain weather forecast on the lead up to the event the clouds parted and the sun shone upon us in the afternoon.

“The waterfront festival is the perfect forum to showcase the mix of commercial and leisure activities that take place in the port and in recent years we have made many advances in improving the ports diversity and have approved the use of hovercrafts, flyboards and hoverboards, we have even landed a plane on the river.

Littlehampton Waterfront Festival. Photo: Andy T Lee

Littlehampton Waterfront Festival. Photo: Andy T Lee

“We are now handling the longest ships in the port’s history, and we remain a busy stop over for visiting vessels from other ports around the UK and Europe. We are pleased to demonstrate some of these activities on the day.”

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