From the casual souvenir-seeker to the serious seeker of retail therapy, the Shipwreck Coast is the place to shop! Antiques, artworks, craft items, jewellery, fashion and accessories are all available at attractive prices, plus of course a huge range of consumer goods, often on special or sale.

The south-west is home to many talented artists and craftspeople, with local craft markets and art galleries always displaying an exciting selection of work.

Weekend markets are a popular meeting place and a chance to pick up bargains in art and craft, produce, clothing and plants.

The fashion-conscious will revel in the variety available on the Coast, with shops ranging from trendy boutiques to major department stores. Summer means surf and beachwear, and where better to buy than right by the beach?

Local designers also produce some exciting and exclusive fashion ranges -- what you buy on the coast might well be the next big trend, as local designers are increasingly being noticed by the metropolitan fashion industry.

If you are making a day trip or overnight stay, donít forget to stock up with some of the superb local produce before going home - local milk, cheeses, breads, fish, meat, fruit, soft drinks, fruit juices and wine are all available.