My local Thompsons Plant and Garden Centre have got some great inspirational planting ideas going on at the moment.
This is their 'Seaside Themed' display area.
Watch that seagull, he's got his eyes on your fish and chips!
Lots of drought tolerant plants. I particularly love the magenta-pink ornamental thistle on the left which the bees were loving too.
There was even a recording of the sound of the sea.
If the sun comes out I'm going to make a picnic, set up my deck chair and watch the next show!