Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland

It’s no secret that I adore the Northumberland Coast (and the sea, I guess my blog theme is a dead giveaway) and our recent stay at Druridge Bay was pretty much the perfect first family holiday for three outdoorsy people.  I was hoping that we’d be lucky in our beachcombing efforts as my Joss is definitely her mother’s daughter for picking up and collecting treasures.  I had no idea that we’d come home with such an amazing haul of beachcombing finds from Northumberland though!

Inspired by Manneskjur’s recent post introducing Folklings I felt I simply had to curate our finds from our four days on the beach into something that captured their natural beauty.

My top six tips for serious beachcombers would be:

  • Go early in the day to see the beach undisturbed and pick up the best finds
  • Be alive to the fact that the beach is an eco-system, respect it and don’t disturb natural habitats
  • Take only what you will treasure and use (we plan to make a mobile for Joss’ room with our finds)
  • The best finds often wash up after a stormy night, I was disappointed to see rain on day 3 of our holiday but we gathered some gorgeous big clam shells later that day
  • Take a mesh bag so you can rinse your finds gently in the sea and carry them home
  • Find out more when you get home. Joss was so interested in the shells but I didn’t know the names for all of them, did you know for example that the holes in slipper shells are caused by sea snails burrowing in?!

Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland

Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland

Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland

 

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3 thoughts on “Beachcombing Finds from Northumberland

  1. This is really gorgeous, Ang, I love it. One of my fondest memories of my grandparents’ house when they were still alive was a jewellery box covered with shells my mum and grandma had found. Gabby too has always come home with pockets full of stones whenever we go to blyth beach but they undoubtably stay in a bag in her room…we really should try to do something creative with them! xxx
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