Scattering ceremony on Beach

How to scatter ashes on a BEACH

If you choose a beach the best method is  Trenching or Beaching. 

This is how you do it:

  • Choose a suitable part of the beach – stay away from the beach entry / exit point.
  • Choose a spot below the high tide line, if you are not sure where this is, look for the line of driftwood at the top of the beach.
  • Carve a groove a shape or symbol in sand such as a heart shape or their initials. A gardening paddle hoe works well for this.
  • Sprinkle the ashes into the trench, cover if you wish and wait until the tide washes the ashes it away.
  • Keep the urn fairly low, below waist height
  • Make sure party members are up wind if there is a breeze
  • You can make it even more special by choosing sunrise or sunset and you are less likely to be disturbed
  • Don’t get caught by the tide! Tide Times
  • You may choose and appropriate urn

Keepsakes and Mementos

Some people find scattering the ashes too final and too difficult to deal with, we have a range of ideas on keeping a little of the ashes back and kept in a discreet keepsake, these two are probably the most appropriate: Oil candle  or Glass Wave

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