Turn the Tide 2023

Turn The Tide - is an annual, free, family-friendly event for all ages that promotes care for our marine environment, seaside locations and waterways, and also wellbeing. It ran for the first time on 2nd June 2022 in Dawlish as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. Following very positive feedback, our aim is to organise a similar event annually.


Brought to you by local eco-friendly businesses, organisations, and communities each doing amazing things, supporting great local causes, and helping to put towns that care for the seaside, environment and their community’s personal health and their connections to nature on the map.


Expect information stalls, educational activities, presentations and workshops for all ages, fun runs, recycled art, swap and share, repair shop, zero to landfill, wildlife organisations, cycling, sustainable energy, electric vehicle/bike demonstrations, young people/school involvement, entertainers, music/sea shanties, films, mermaids, and healthy nourishing options/demonstrations for the body and the soul.


Would you like to gain experience of planning an event, working with a CIC and local council? We would like to hear from people with social media, marketing, communication, or financial skills.

Adult education and learning
Exercise and fitness classes
Outdoor activities
Arts and creative classes
Activities for children and young people
Sports clubs and groups
Arts organisations and events
Computers and IT skills
Health advice
Mental health support