EXTRA,  FEATURES,  June 2023

Beachcombing: Tales from the shoreline

Rowan Clarke meets the beachcombers finding tiny objects that tell extraordinary stories

What does the beach mean to you? For sea swimmers, that liminal space between land and water might be a place of anticipation, reflection or social connection, of laughter, sunbathing and cake. But for many people, the shoreline is scattered with tiny treasures that tell stories about our place in time and space, about the state of humankind, the sea and our entire planet.

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Abi writes swimming news stories and features for the Outdoor Swimmer website and manages the social media channels. She loves to swim, run, hike and SUP close to her home in Herefordshire. While she’s a keen wild swimmer, Abi is new to the world of open water events and recently completed her first open water mile. She has previously written for The Guardian, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC History Magazine and Ernest Journal.