Bridlington Beach Volleyball tournament marks 40-year anniversary

Wed 28th June 2023
Bridlington Beach Volleyball Tournament Marks 40 Year Anniversary

Teams from across Europe and the USA will be part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Bridlington Beach Volleyball tournament.

The annual competition will take place over the weekend of 8 and 9 July and will see more than 700 players from 120 teams descend on Bridlington’s beautiful south beach for the tournament, which is sponsored and supported by the Visit East Yorkshire events team and is free to watch.

The tournament is aimed at all levels of player and is contested over two days, attracting competitors from all over the UK, Europe and returning for their second year, are five teams from the USA.

The players compete in mixed teams of four, with numerous countries previously represented, including competitors originally hailing from places such as Brazil, China, Japan, Chile, Australia, Hungary, Poland and even a current Rwandan International having all experienced the first-class location over the last couple of years.

The money raised is used to support junior players within the Yorkshire region.

Dave Speers, director of the tournament, said: “Over the past 40 years, I have looked to find the ideal site and nowhere can beat Bridlington south beach because of its ease of access, including the park and ride, two cafes and beach chalets available for hire right in front of the tournament site.

“The support from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, South Cliff Holiday Park and local businesses, not to mention the view of the bay, brings teams back year-on-year to this tournament. Bridlington south is the best beach volleyball location on the East Coast.”

Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome the tournament back to Bridlington and it is a testament to the hard work of the organisers that they have reached their 40th year anniversary.

“The event provides a huge boost to the local economy, and I would encourage spectators to come down and support one of the largest amateur beach volleyball events in the UK.”

* For more information regarding the event and how to enter next year, visit the competition website

* For more information about Visit East Yorkshire, accommodation, visitor attractions, and other events across the region, see

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