PAIGNTON Regatta drew the crowds to Paignton Green during a fun-packed nine days of events.
Big hits included the fireworks display and live music events, but there was much more to the programme, with events packed into every day.
A sandcastle competition attracted youngsters to the sands, and pirate juggler Dan Brazier had a tough job judging the best on the beach.
The round-the-pier swim also brought a large entry of intrepid swimmers tackling the 400-metre course from the beach around the end of the pier and back.
The swim proved to be a tough challenge, with George Melling the first man home, ahead of Daniel Alberici and Charlie Pullman.
In the ladies' race the win went to Catherine Taylor ahead of Marisa Schubert and Katie Watson.
A visit from the Tamar Valley Westerners also proved to be a big hit on the Green.
The Wild West re-creation group staged a spectacular shootout in front of a large crowd, and two members of the regatta committee were 'arrested' and dealt with.
At the end of the event the regatta committee held its annual award ceremony, with the Graham Norman Spirit of the Regatta award being given to Phil Walker, whose old-fashioned games and challenges proved a big hit throughout the event.
Regatta chairman Karen Gidley said: "We had a marvellous time, and we hope all those who came down to the Green had a marvellous time as well.
"We only had two days of wet weather this year, which was a real bonus. We have already heard of holidaymakers booking hotels so they can be with us next year, so we'd better get cracking with the plans for 2014!"