I Love the Seaside is created by a small team of ocean-loving professionals – writers, photographers and designers; passionate about travelling and surfing.

After years of extensive travels and trips along the coastline of southwest Europe, discovering and meeting so many nice, sympathetic and heartwarming people, hardworking entrepreneurs and artists, with surprising initiatives and beautiful places; they felt the urge to connect you, travellers and surfers, with like-minded people and locals, and inspire you to explore more.




‘I Love the Seaside, the surf and travel guide to Southern Europe‘ is the first travel guide for surfers to France, Spain and Portugal; from the empty bays of Brittany to the sunny beaches of Andalusia and everything in between. You’ll find beautiful photography, info on surf spots, a clear view of the backdrop, places you love to hang out, eat and sleep, fine shops, to dos and to sees, local food facts, tips to stay fit and healthy, and stories of seaside people. The guide provides all your seaside needs and more.

The team :

Alexandra Gossink – Editor and concept. Between surf trips and travelling as a journalist for newspapers, print and online magazines, she teaches yoga and tries to maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Dim Rooker – Designer and concept. Gets his inspiration from the ocean. Besides designing and working on concepts for local brands and breweries, surfboard builders, books and websites at his harbour office, he loves to take his family on van-adventures and his sons surfing.

Geert-Jan Middelkoop – Production, concept and distribution. Able to do his procurement and consultancy work from the campervan. When he’s not on a surf trip, he’s planning one.

Melchior van Nigtevecht – Photographer. Waterperson, loves to ride waves with anything from hand board to log. Shoots surf and lifestyle pictures for magazines and stock.

Marinus Joris – Photographer. Enjoys surf in and out of the water, camera in hand. Able to capture atmosphere and mood like no other.

Gail Bennie – Co/Copy-Editor and proofreader. Portugal-based surfer girl from Jersey, working on all sorts of writing projects. Easily distracted by the waves.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign  the book is here ready to be ordered. So if there is a book you should get I guess this is one of them.

It’s an internationally oriented guide, aimed at the growing number of seaside explorers, and their families and friends. We love to be independent, free to choose and share the lifestyle of acting honestly, purely and with the heart. Staying true to this, we love to support the small and local businesses. That’s why we chose to do everything by ourselves; from collecting and connecting, to printing and publishing.

So well done Folks :-)…


Enjoy the read…

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