Urban summer beach coming to Cardiff

Nottingham Riviera in 2009 - this summer Cardiff will also have an 'urban beach' at Roald Dahl Plass. Credit: PA

The Cardiff Festival will have a new attraction this summer with the Roald Dahl Plass being transformed into an urban beach.

The city council says there will be deck chairs, with shaded areas and giant parasols. There will also be a child-friendly beach with a sand pit and a shallow water play area.

For more energetic types the beach will have goal posts and volleyball nets for beach soccer and beach volleyball tournaments.

Artist's impression of the urban brach coming to Cardiff this summer. Credit: Cardiff Council