The Dorset coast isn’t somewhere I’ve spent a lot of time before, but a few days at the wonderful Seaside Boarding House on Chesil Beach changed that – and I am determined to go back.
For a dedicated beachcomber like myself it was heaven.
The beach is vast, more or less empty at this time of year and simply stunning. Barely a minute’s walk down a steep staircase cut into the cliff face and it was there in all its glory. Just breathing in the sea air made me happy.
Then there were the things you could find washed up on the sand! Exotic-looking seaweed in different hues of green, purple and white, spider crab shells and of course driftwood. And pebbles. A lot of pebbles.
Here are some of my favourite finds.
Some of them needed only the very lightest of styling - literally being twisted ever so slightly - to become instant jewellery. The texture of some of these underwater plants are amazing, almost other-worldly.