New York's Coney Island comes to the heart of Glasgow this summer

The Summer Beach Festival will run from July 15 to August 7 in the NCP King Street car park.

New York’s Coney Island comes to the heart of Glasgow this summer IStock/Google Maps

A new fairground event inspired by New York’s Coney Island will open in the heart of Glasgow this weekend.

Touted as the first event to bring a real beach to the city’s centre, Clyde Island will run from July 15 to August 7 in the NCP King Street car park.

The Summer Beach Festival will feature artisan food and drink, live entertainment, fairground rides and attractions alongside a large beach and beach club complete with cocktail bar.

Organisers have stated that they hope to create a family and purse-friendly event amid the cost of living crisis.

The fairground will include a selection of thrill, family and children’s rides for the duration of the event.

Global Events and Attractions’ giant wheel, standing at 42m, will tower over the city giving spectacular views.

All rides and attractions will operate on a token system, allowing attendees to pick and choose what they would like to go on.

Callum Broome, creative director of Clyde Island, said: “We have seen costs spiral across the country, so we wanted to bring a little happiness with a Summer Beach Festival for those stay-cationing this year in Glasgow, with a fantastic food, drink and ride selection.”

The event will be ticketed, operating every day from 10am to 10pm.

Tickets are priced as follows:

• Entry Ticket – £2 + Booking Fee (BF)

• Silver Token Package – £20 + BF – 25 tokens for the price of 20; free tokens can be redeemed at the event, subject to T&C; one free token can be used per person, per ride

• Gold Token Package – £20 + BF – 50 tokens for the price of 40; free tokens can be redeemed at the event, subject to T&C; one free token can be used per person, per ride