With the summer holidays around the corner, the children are looking forward to some trips to the beach or maybe even a beach holiday as we did last year.
This year we aren’t taking a beach holiday but we will surely be making a few trips to the beach – if the sun makes it’s appearance. Which I’m sure will come around – some time soon!
When we would visit the beach earlier, the children liked nothing better than sitting down on the beach and building sand castles. They could do that all day. Now though, I’ve seen that their preferences have changed and while they still enjoy making a sand castle or two, they prefer to take part in alternative beach activities.
Last year we had two beach holidays and they were both holidays to remember because we had an awesome time. The first one in Cornwall is one that will always be remembered fondly as we went dolphin spotting on a boat. And we managed to see some up close and personal as they swam with our boat. It was an amazing experience and the children couldn’t stop talking about it for days on end.
We also visited Wales and took a boat out but this time the dolphins were far out. The boat trip on it’s own pretty adventurous as it rode the waves.
We were absolutely blown away by our visit to Kynance Cove in Cornwall – white sand beaches and caves with names like The Parlour and The Drawing Room. What could be more amazing than this? We loved visiting the caves.
Nothing is better than indulging in a bit of foraging while visiting a beach – be it for pebbles or shells. You look for the most unusual or the prettiest and add them to your memory jar. Or even a bit of rock pooling.
These are the best times spent with family and the most precious memories are made here. My top tip is to take loads of photos AND videos that you can look back on as days go by. We have a wonderful time looking at videos of yesteryears.
What activities do you indulge in when you go to the beach? You may like to check out Haven’s beach activities for some inspiration. If you do partake in any of them, do come back and let me know how you’ve got on. I’d love to know.