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10 Beach essentials you'll need this Summer

With the holidays just around the corner, we’ve put together our top must-haves that you’ll need to be taking to the beach with you…

With a whole host of Devon small businesses included, you can support local while being absolutely one hundred percent beach ready. We’ve got you babe – just don’t forget your sunscreen x


Beach Bag

This bag is deceptively big, thanks to the open weave stitches, and yet is very sturdy because of the double cotton thread. You can fill with towels, extra layers, books and more.

It is available as a single or two colour kit, and is perfect for intermediate knitters.

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Davy J is a Devon business that creates the most stunning sustainable swim and active wear. You'll feel like an absolute siren in them.

Go for a one piece or two, the swimwear is so well made and perfect for hours spent on the beach and in the ocean. The brand is circular, inclusive and timeless. We love it.

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Bird eyewear are another Devon business that we just had to include. Sustainable and stylish, they are the UK’s first B Corp eyewear company.

Look cool, and be planet friendly. What's not to love?

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Bookbag is probably our fave indie bookshop in Exeter - located just fifteen mins from our shop, you can head up Fore street into McCoys Arcade, and grab yourself some literary goodness to take on your next beach trip.

Check out their events page too because they have some fabulous authors coming to visit...



Keep cool and shaded with our cotton bucket hat. This is an intermediate project and you can make it in a matter of hours. Our sustainable cotton is perfect to knit this in, so it's soft, comfortable and breathable. Giving awesome chic gardener vibes - but on the beach!

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No beach trip is complete without a picnic... and with this basket of indulgence you are covered. A hamper filled to the brim with local Devon produce, this really is the queen of all beach snacks.


Kids towel

The most adorable kids towel - perfect for salty sandy snuggles. This kit is suitable for beginners and comes in a single colour but the pattern has so many different options to create a whole pack of animals for your little wild child - so go quackers!

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Dry robe

Stay cosy after your dip and keep the wind at bay with these incredible dry robes. Created by another Devon business, Ekosy robes are bright, bonkers and very beautiful. We love the colours, we love the vibe and we love that there are so many indie businesses on our doorstep creating joy like this.

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Picnic Blanket

Rubbastuff make such good picnic blankets - from solo right through to XXL size. Helen has one which she's used for years and it is perfect to roll up super small and keep your bum dry. Chuck it in the washing machine after your day out too - they are GREAT! We particularly love the beachcomber design but they do so many it's hard to choose just one.

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We know a long day in the sun can play havoc on your skin so we'll always recommend taking a parasol along with you - but it's got to look GOOD! These gorgeous shades are so funky and a great size too. We're obsessed with this orange elephant design but they have so many different ones to choose from.


Beach dress

The best throw-over for a beach day. This dress can be worn over your bikini and then to the pub afterwards for a relaxed drink after a long day chilling by the waves. A beginners knit kit, again made in our sustainable cotton yarn. But you don't have to limit this to the beach - it can be styled in so many different ways, and we love it!

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