Barking Urban Beach 2012

Jul 31, 2012   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Beach Events and Barking and Dagenham council have collaborated to create an urban beach in Barking Town Square.

The aim is to bring a bit of the seaside to the city and create a facility for recreational and sports use for the summer. The beach has traditional deckchairs and buckets and spades available to hire as well as a milkshake bar to quench your thirst after all that (weather permitting) sunbathing, or energetic beach sports activity. The Streetbase Youth Bus will also be at the beach weekdays from 11am-1pm.

Barking Beach is now open and will be in the square until Sunday 2nd September.

The beach opening times are as follows:

Mondays and Fridays

10am – 4pm Bookable Olympic and Paralympic sport sessions and beach activities for under and over 8 year olds. Booking line is now open – 0208 227 2221 (open 10am to 4pm weekdays).

Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays

10am – 4pm Family playtime, all welcome.  Booking not required.


10am – 4pm Themed beach parties.  Beach open for all with themed entertainment and workshops. Booking not required.

Barking Council would like to offer local clubs, organisations and businesses the opportunity to use the beach free of charge for limited evening sessions from 5pm to 9pm.  This could be for events, sports competitions, team building or training.  There will be no hire fee for this session however if you require security or personnel you would be asked to cover this cost.  You will also need to supply details of your session, a risk assessment and a copy of your public liability insurance.  To book contact the Olympic Ambition Team on 020 8227 2012.

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