Paddle Round The Pier beach festival –Brighton, UK
Conceived and produced by DSA founding director David Samuel, The worlds biggest annual free beach festival has raised over £200,000.00 for David Samuel since its start in 1996.
Its free entry policy sees a footfall of around 50,000-60,000 and is expected to increase year on year.
It has a 90% returns rate for exhibitors and although known as a very family friendly event, the visitor demographic spreads itself comfortably across every age range.
The “Paddle” now has an international reputation amongst the water-sports press and Paddle Round The Pier has been voted one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” by the Times and “Top 15 Summer Destinations” by the Guardian. The Independent noted it as “a highlight of the summer”, plus the Express and Mail on Sunday said it was “in the top 30 festivals to visit.”