To pull apart sizzling fish, straight off the barbecue, that you caught just metres away from where you are now tucking into it, is one of the purest and simplest pleasures of summer. It’s hard to beat the taste of the sea and the smell of the surf, mingled with the smoke of the barbecue drifting up into the evening sky.

You can take a tinny, or charter a boat with all the bells and whistles; stand on the rocks, sit on a jetty or cast a line from the shore. Not a fisherman? Try collecting pipis and mussels, or go crabbing or prawning instead – the whole family can get involved.

Eat your seafood feast outside in the fresh air, preferably with bare feet (and insect repellent nearby). Polish it all off with toasted marshmallows if you’ve got a campfire, or some juicy pink watermelon. Now that’s fine dining.

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