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  • Have Aussies fallen out of love with the seaside?
  • Have Aussies fallen out of love with the seaside?
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What does the beach mean to Australians?

The beach holds a privileged place in the Australian psyche. Synonymous with down time Down Under, it’s a particularly important part of the nation’s leisurely lifestyle. But is this really still true? What role does the beach play in contemporary Aussie living – and spending?