Depending on where you are in the world, the arrival of August might send you into a last minute frenzy to enjoy whatever remains of summer. Whether it's an outer-city adventure in your own country or a trip abroad, here's our pick of the best upcoming beach festivals...
Headliners: Faithless, Rudimental, Bastille, Arrested Development
Turning Cornwall's Fistral Beach into a mecca of music and sports, watch competitions and displays from BMX champions, skate chiefs and surfing magicians, along with a killer lineup feautring songs to dance, sing and sway to.
When & Where: 5-9 August, Newquay, United Kingdom
Headliners: Ellen Allien, Maceo Plex, Recondite, Sven Väth
From pool-side to beach-side and all the nightclubs in between, make sure you bring plenty of sun-tan lotion and stamina for this eight day marathon of parties, with the chance to experience why Croatia is on the global party map.
When & Where: 8-15 August, Novalja, Croatia
La Route Du Rock
Headliners: Björk, Father John Misty, Jungle, The Huan Maclean
Unlike the others on this list, La Route Du Rock doesn't happen exclusively by the sea, but the port-city of Saint-Malo is the perfect location for this event, with stages by the coast and in the vibrant centre combining both a festival and city-break experience.
When & Where: 13-16 August, Saint-Malo, France
Headliners: Deichkind, Jan Delay & Disko No.1, The Offspring, The Gaslight Anthem
Again like La Route Du Rock, this event isn't by the sea, but the shore areas of Chiemsee lake provide a beach-like addition to the fantastic green settings of the nearby trees and fields. From reggae to punk this is also one of the most eclectic choices on this list
When & Where: 19-23 August, Übersee, Germany
Headliners: Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot
Booking exceptional names from techno, join one of the best exclusive parties on the Romanian coast, where from sunrise to sunset the Kazeboo Beach Resort and its surroundings are covered in colourful decor, as the restaurant and bars spoils you with all kinds of delicious delights.
When & Where: 14-16 August, Navodari, Romania
Headliners: Sven Väth, Chris Liebing, Tini, Luciano
Providing the perfect unison between your dream summer holiday and the ultimate electronic lineup, for five days Zrće Beach becomes an annual party gathering of techno-head tribes, with parties on boats, the beach and famous bars and clubs along the waves and under the sun.
When & Where: 16-20 August, Novalja, Croatia
Headliners: Jurassic 5, Run The Jewels, Boy Better Know, Wiley
From an incredible Roman Amphitheatre to the inside of a re-worked fort, the urban and bass sounds of Outlook will take over the sand and sea of Pula with the best fusion of extremes, mixing insane parties with mutually adored relaxation. Five days just won't seem like enough...
When & Where: 2-7 September, Pula, Croatia