We asked people around the country to send us stories in their own words about what they have discovered along the coastline. Here is a selection in which the beachcomber has enjoyed a memorable experience.
What's your story?
In the 1970s, a children’s book inspired Nik Smythe and his brother to send a message.
A walk at Eastbourne’s Rona Bay inspired this poem by Maggie Rainey-Smith.
A message in a bottle changed one young woman’s life.
A little bay at Devonport is a treasure trove.
Two adventurers made the most of a beach find.
The sea may sometimes return a favour.