The Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival is back in Brighton, UK, on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July and will be double the size of last years event in terms of space and events taking place.

Sponsored by the Custom Group, the event is hoping to raise even more money than ever for its three chosen charities: the RNLI, the Chestnut Tree Hospice and SurfAid International.

Across the weekend visitors will be able to watch and take part in a whole host of activities both in the water and on the land, centred around a massive 'paddle village' on Hove Lawns with a large shopping area, children's entertainment, the Chilled Turtle Ukulele Festival and the main music stage.

Saturday is 'Hardcore Day' and kicks off with the Oxbow Stand Up Paddle Race, which will see competitors paddle their Stand Up boards from Worthing pier to the West Pier. Other races on the day include the Pure Vacations Pier to Pier race and the Perception Kayaks Pier to Pier to Pier race.

Sunday is 'Family Day', with a much more laid-back vibe to it and main events include the Paddle Something Unusual and the main 'Paddle Round The Pier'.

David Somerville from the organising team said: "The popularity of the event from the last couple of years has meant that it just keeps growing. It's a great opportunity to bring watersports enthusiasts together to have fun and raise thousands of pounds for three really worthwhile charities. As the largest event of its kind in the UK and is also completely free to visit."