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Crabbing At Littlehampton

August 29, 2013

This bank holiday Monday we headed to Littlehampton in Sussex for a little day out. Littlehampton is a beautiful little spot of British seaside with a harbour, a sandy beach, an amusement park and a boating lake. It’s also when of the nearest beaches to London where you can go crabbing.

All you need is a crabbing line, which you can buy on eBay or at seaside shops and some bait we used a jar of cockles and some bacon. You’ll also need something to put the crabs in, most people use buckets but I took a washing up bowl as it seams kinder to let the crabs scuttle around. Remember to put the little crabbies back after!!!

It’ so easy and we all had a fabulous day, we also caught loads! Here are a few pics from our day…








Look at all the crabs we caught, we gave them loads of bacon to eat so they were very happy, then we let them all go!

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    August 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Lovely pictures. I haven’t been to Littehampton for years. I remember the big funfair they used to have on the seafront.

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      August 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      It’s all still there, it really is lovely and very old fashioned. Definitely worth a visit, the fish and chip shop is meant to be amazing too so will definitely pay that a visit next time.

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    August 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Love your lil’ red ballet pumps. 🙂

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      August 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you, I’ve been wearing them with everything!

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    August 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I had no idea crabs ate bacon. How odd!

    Looks like you had fun, and Littlehampton looks pretty.
    P x

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      August 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      I know! It’s weird, they love the stuff!

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    August 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I think your stripe shirt is very cute. I love stripes! I was just wondering why you don’t eat the crabs? Is it because they’re too small?

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    Jessica Cangiano
    September 3, 2013 at 6:32 am

    What a wonderfully fun late summertime activity. I’ve fished and gone gently poking around tidal pools as a youngster down at the beaches in Vancouver (in the case of the latter), but have never crabbed before. I bet Tony – the resident angler – would get such a kick out of it! 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

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