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We do love to be beside the seaside

Perfect gifts for your staycation

As summer approaches and the sun comes out, it’s that time of year again to get down to the seaside.

After almost a year of being cooped up inside, the UK is returning to some semblance of normality so that can mean only one thing – dust off your suncream, dig out your sandals, grab a beach ball and head to the coast. 

Is there anything more quintessentially English than spending a lazy day listening to the gentle sloshing of the sea? 

Ask many the epitome of the archetypal summer and it immediately conjures up imagery synonymous with our own British version of paradise – the sun, the sand, the sea and forever the soundtrack of time spent by the beach – love them or, indeed, loathe them, the familiar wailing of the hungry seagull is never far away.

As the glorious expanse of golden sand stretches out before you, the scene is picture-perfect- people catching the rays, swimming, surfing, the smell of fish and chips, spaniels splashing gleefully through the rolling waves, and the queue for the ice-cream truck or the quaint beach-front cafe. 

No matter where you live – whether in deepest Derbyshire or bustling Blackpool – here in this green and pleasant fair isle one is never more than 70 miles or an hour’s drive away from the coast. The benefits of living in a country surrounded by water! For many, there is something simply irresistible about the sea.

From the geological panacea of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to the iconically famous White Cliffs of Dover, England’s coastlines provide a magical mystery tour of history and heritage at every turn – from pirates and pebbles to piers and promenades. 

Here at All English things we have everything you need to make your day at the beach go swimmingly. From hand-painted linen bread bags to keep your sarnies sand free (courtesy of our designer Helen Round), to stunning artwork you can adorn on the wall of your beloved beach hut and sea-themed tea towels, our fabulous themed items certainly won’t leave you cut off. It’s all here.

So with travel restrictions still in place and seaside staycations a growing trend, make sure you find the perfect accompaniment to a beach day out with our wonderful range of sea-themed items. 

For your ideal seaside break, you can check out our full range of “beachy” products with prices starting from only £4!

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