Life is a beach

Enjoying the great British seaside, life is a beach, summer

Enjoying the great British seaside.

With all this gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately, it seemed only right to finally head to the great British seaside.

Life's a beach, the great British seaside

I’d been promising Olivia and William a trip to the beach for a little while. With the weather a little cooler than previous weekends but still warm, we decided that yesterday was the day to do it.

We packed up our UV sun tent and sun cream (you can never be too careful); a trolley-load of beach toys; and a cooler full of tasty treats and delicious drinks. Then, we bundled ourselves into the car and off we went.

The excitement built the further we drove. By the time we had arrived, it was palpable.

It didn’t take us long to find a sandy spot to settle down on and Olivia wasted no time in building the first of many sandcastles.

Life's a beach, enjoying the great British seaside

William meanwhile, decided to build his energy for later and started on the snacks.

I took the opportunity to relax a little.

Life's a beach

There’s something special about the beach. It has an ability to make you forget about all of your worries and your strife. It can give you an incredible carefree feeling and transport you back to your childhood in seconds.

The beach may have been more stones than sand; our sandcastles may have crumbled more often than not; and the tide may have been out – none of that mattered.

We collected stones, we made sand shapes instead of castles and we splashed where we could in the wet, damp sand.

We all had so much fun together at the great British seaside.

Sometimes life really is a beach.

the great British seaside

Enjoying the great British seaside, life is a beach, summer

I’m linking this post to the weekly ‘The Ordinary Moments‘ linky over at Mummy Daddy Me, which is all about celebrating the ordinary moments you’ll treasure forever.

I’m also joining in with the “Country Kids” linky over on the Coombe Mill blog this week.  Click on the badge below to find other great outdoor play posts.
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  1. Such a lovely post. I love the beach, it is such a calm place. I have so many fond childhood memories of it and hope that my children will too.

    1. I love that we don’t live very far and we should take advantage of that more than we do. When I was little we lived hours away from the nearest beach, but I have lots of fond memories of visiting them.

  2. There is definitely something special about the beach. Great photos and your post has got me thinking about squeezing in another trip soon – you can’t beat it can you?!

  3. Even though I live on the French Riviera I never get tired of the good old British seaside in any season. There’s something so reasuringly old fashioned about most British beaches/resorts. Sounds like you had a fun day.

    1. I agree, I always feel different on a British beach than I do abroad. We had lots of fun. The only thing missing was fish and chips on the beach 🙂

    1. It’s one of those day trips that I sometimes put off – my children have access to a swimming pool and sand pit most days. But, there really is no substitute for the beach.

    1. Glad you like the video 🙂

      I love the simplicity of the seaside and ‘mucking in’ with your children to bold sandcastles or splashing in the sea. I love the fact that you can be a big kid on the beach, no matter how old you really are.

  4. Looks like a gorgeous day at the beach, we did some of the same at the weekend in Wales. I truly don’t think there is anywhere better to be than the UK when the sun is shining- just a shame it doesn’t happen all year round. 😉

  5. I love the beach, we live about 5 minutes walk away and can often be found down there. R loves running in and out of the sea, although there’s loads of Jelly fish knocking around at the mo, which is a bit of a bummer!! Still, sandcastles and ice cream is still enough of a lure 😉


  6. Thats a really really lovely sky! A nice day to enjoy what the beach has to offer =)

    We live near one and yet we dont go often lately as its just so full of people. Yesterday we went tho and I am glad we did as my son had so much fun too like your kids in this trip =) #countrykids

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