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1 June 2013, 05:54 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
Newcastle / Gateshead quayside sees the return of NE1's Quayside Seaside.
NE1's Quayside Seaside returns for its 3rd year, equipped with deckchairs, volleyball court, buckets and spades and the instantly recognisable palm trees.
NE1's Quayside Seaside has taken up its usual residence on the Quayside, adjacent to the Pitcher and Piano - between the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Tyne Bridge.
This year, the pop up beach, part of NE1's award winning pocket park programme, is 20% bigger - now with added beach, extending to 250 square metres of sand and decking.
The beach will remain in situ for four months until 30th September, as in previous years, the beach will play host to a beach volleyball league for local city centre businesses and a new addition to the events programme will be a charity sand castle competition, which will be hosted on the beach by Children North East on Thursday 13th June.
All the elements of the beach are re-cyclable, all the decking has been used in previous years, as have the palm trees and deck chairs.
Maintenance of the beach is managed by NE1's Street Ranger and Clean Team who monitor all NE1's pocket parks across the city and ensure that the quality is maintained to the highest standard.
Commenting on the Quayside Seaside's return, Director of Operations at NE1, Adrian Waddell said:
"NE1's Quayside Seaside has now become one of the recognisable features of the Quayside during the summer.
People have taken the beach to their hearts and its arrival signals the unofficial start of summer in Newcastle.
Quayside Seaside is instantly recognisable now with its signature deckchairs, volleyball court and palm trees and it is among the many reasons why the Quayside is such a great destination.
We've punctuated the Quayside with a number of NE1 pocket parks that provide interesting stopping off points while enjoying a stroll along the city's famous Quayside."