Book a hut >>
Picture-postcard beach huts are something we all lust-after at this time of year.
New to the seaside is a little avenue of sand-side huts at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. You can hire them for just a day and have a fun-packed friends, dog-walks and fish n’ chips kind of day. Rent one for a week or more and devour some books in your deckchair. From £20 per day. marshallsbeachhuts.co.uk.
A little further down the coast you can hire huts at Whitby, Scarborough and Filey. From £15.50 per day. scarborough.gov.uk.
In Northumberland, Blyth’s cheery beach huts can be hired for £35 a day or leased for a longer period of time all year round. activenorthumberland.org.uk.
Lobster love >>
Dry off after a dip. Ted Baker lobster beach towel. £40
Here’s a different take on the traditional striped windbreak we all remember from being a kid. Way more stylish, with a hint of the tropical, we love this fringed seagrass curtain for wall or beach with string ties. £46.50.
Craft it up >>
Have a macramé moment and make your own deckchair kit. £59.99.
Safe stuff >>
Aliyah leather beach pouch. £26.
Anyone for beach tennis? >>
Beach game set. £3.
Ultimate beach feet >>
Arizona leather Birkenstock sandals. £75.
Beach cheer & festival fun >>
25-27 May >>
Celebrating the season of fluffy new chicks, Amble’s Puffin Festival is full of fun and the spirit of the seaside.
7-9 June >>
A free weekend of concerts, music sessions, dance and singarounds in and around the fabulous Robin Hood’s Bay
on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast.
20-21 July >>
The Great Seaside Vintage Fair promises more than 50 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20s to the 80s in the spacious Northern Lights Suite of Whitby Pavilion.