Category: Outdoor skills
Publication date: October 22, 2013
Extent: 20000 pages

Eat the Beach

A Guide to the Edible Seashore

Fraser Christian


Eat the Beach is a uniquely informative, practical guide to coastal foraging, essential for anyone interested in survival skills or just wanting to get more out of messing about in rock pools.
Fraser Christian runs the UK’s only specialist Coastal Survival School. He is a fully qualified chef who has led courses for the famous River Cottage and now regularly forages for some of the UK’s top Michelin restaurants. In this book he shares his expertise on safety, particularly with regard to weather and tides, techniques for fishing from the shore, finding, identifying and cooking sea plants (including seaweed) and shellfish, and takes the reader step by step through the process of building a clam oven for the ultimate beach feast.
Essential reading for anyone likely to be wild camping by the seashore, or who wants to be equipped for any survival situation (the Coastal Survival School was formed in response to requests from those who found themselves in just such a situation after the 2004 tsunami). The seashore is a rich source of food: this book teaches anyone how to collect it, catch it, prepare it, cook it and enjoy it.

“This book is written so anyone who wants to know about living by the coast, with information and advice any coastal dweller should know (and I didn’t).
Useful for foragers, bushcraft types, survivalist enthusiasts, preppers or just folks that want to expand knowledge.
Simply presented and easy to read and understand.”



Ebook / 9781788600323 / October 22, 2013 / £3.99

Paperback / 9781910056035 / October 22, 2013 / £14.99

Paperback and eBook Bundle / £15.99


Fraser Christian

The Founder of Coastal Survival and the Coastal Survival School, Fraser Christian is a fully Qualified Charter Skipper, MCA Commercial Endorsed Skipper.

Fraser first taught survival and bushcraft skills to his local scout group over 25 years ago and has since been lucky enough to fish, hunt and forage professionally. He is a fully qualified chef and nutritionist with a passion for wild herbal medicines, wild food and outdoor cooking skills including preserving and smoking foods, and has led a series of popular River Cottage cookery courses including Catch and Cook and Fish Skills.

Fraser lives completely off grid and divides his time between the coast and a remote wild woodland, living the life he teaches.