SUMMER may be well and truly over, but Circular Quay is set to undergo a New Caledonian style beach makeover this July.
The famous Quay's banks will be the site of a pop up beach inspired by the French territory's beach villages as part of this year's Bastille Festival celebrations.
A whole lot of sand will transform the eastern side of the Quay - from the ferry terminals and the Sydney Opera House, into a tropical oasis for the duration of the festival - which takes place from July 11-14.
In addition to New Caledonia's beach villages, the pop up will also be inspired by beaches that pop up along the Seine in Paris during summer.
It will allow visitors to sit beneath beach umbrellas amidst golden sand and palm trees, while sampling delicacies including barbecued prawn and pineapple skewers and coconut glazed roast pork.
There will also be a chance to sample Noumea style ice cream treats and desserts and enjoy a selection of cocktails.
People who prefer more energetic activities will have the opportunity to take part in treasure hunts through Circular Quay and The Rocks and a number of games including coconut petanque.
The beach is just one of many attractions at this year's festival - which offers a great opportunity to soak up french food, wine and culture.
The beach will be open from 10am-10.30pm Thursday to Saturday and from 10am-8.30pm on Sunday.
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