Coastal Campfires – The Essentials

Coastal Campfires – The Essentials


So you’re planning a strike strike mission to find the swell and solace by the sea? There’s nothing more exciting than packing the car with the essentials and heading off on an adventure to escape the big smoke or the daily grind. With spring rolling in, bringing with it some much desired sunny skies to enlighten us after a fairly non inspiring winter, there has never been a better time to get up and explore!

Crowds and tourists are minimal, leaving the landscape and beautiful beaches untouched. The pub lunches are calling, the swell is perfect and the fresh sea air is waiting. In your haste to get going, it can be all too easy to forget the essentials… That’s why we have put together a few ideas that’ll see you camping with more comfort and convenience than ever.

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A good tent can be the difference between the trip of a lifetime and a sleepless nightmare. I mean, nobody wants to wake up in a puddle of water that your shoddy tent should have stopped. That’s why we cater for all of your needs – whether it’s a trip with the wee one’s or a weekend surf session in Cornwall. With our range varying from pop-up to family sized and everything in-between, we’ve got all the bases covered. We’re also giving away a FREE Heimplanet tent, be sure to check it out here.

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From left to right: Jack Wolfskin Yellowstone II Vent Tent, The North Face Talus 3 Tent, Heimplanet The Cave Tent


Is there anything worse than rummaging around in the dark trying to find your toothpaste? Don’t forget to bring some light to your trip. With our extensive range of torches, you’ll be able setup camp, cook and chill with ease at night. Not much beats a game of cards with a few beers before bed…

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From left to right: Lifesystems Intensity 24 Micro Head Torch, Black Diamond Moji Torch, Black Diamond Orbit Light Torch

Sleeping bags

Nothing quite beats sleeping under the stars. It can be truly magical, star gazing and shooting the breeze with your camping buddies. A quality sleeping bag is a game changer. With a wide range of sizes, colours and weights there will be a perfect sleeping bag in there for you. We even stock Poler’s radical Napsack that can be worn as a jacket as well as a sleeping bag. Perfect, for chilling around the campfire after a long surf and then crawling into bed. Toasty!

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From left to right: Poler The Napsack Sleeping Bag, Jack Wolfskin Smoozip, The North Face Aleutian 50/10 Sleeping Bag

Technical backpacks

With exploring at the forefront of your trip, you’re going to need a backpack. It just makes sense. Our incredible selection of technical backpacks features all manner of sizes and capabilities. Thanks to the expansive storage capacities of technical backpacks combined with the ergonomic and super comfy designs, you’ll be able to transport all manner of items perfect for long strolls next to the sea.

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From left to right: Lowe Alpine Lightlife Stuff It 22L Foldaway Bag, The North Face Waterproof Backpack, Osprey Farpoint 70 Backpack

Thermal mugs and flasks

Well nobody likes a cold cup of tea, do they? Thermal mugs and flasks are perfect for keeping your favourite beverages hot or cold as you so wish. Perfect for a hike on a coastal path or that morning coffee on the beach, slip one of these into your bag and stay hydrated.

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From left to right: Penfield 24oz Water Bottle, Sigg Hot & Cold (thermo) Classic Flask, Lifeventure Thermal Mug

So now you have the essentials… If you want to check out some great camping locations with surf spots on the doorstep, check out our “Surf and Sleep” Blog here.

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