With more than 300 tonnes of sand and 900 gallons of water transported into Cardiff Bay – visitors are hoping that the current sunny weather will continue.
Roald Dahl Plass has been transformed into a city summer haven with Cardiff’s first man-made beach, as part of Cardiff Festival.
Cardiff beach opens on Saturday and is expected to draw thousands.
The attraction is set to include live music and entertainment as well as deck chairs and shaded areas under giant parasols.
Activities available at cardiff beach will include volleyball and a shallow water play area.
Similar urban, Cardiff beach projects have been developed in other cities across the UK and Europe, such as Amsterdam, London and Liverpool.
Cardiff beach, which will be free to access, will be open until September 1.
The beach will be open from Sunday to Thursday between 11am and 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am until 10pm.
Norman Sayer, managing director of Sayers Amusements which is installing Cardiff beach, said: “Sayers Amusements are thrilled to be providing the Cardiff Bay Beach event in Roald Dahl Plass this summer as part of the Cardiff Festival.
“Having been involved in many of Cardiff’s major events over the years, we are sure this attraction will be a huge hit with residents and visitors of the city and will be an integral part of an unforgettable summer in Cardiff.”