On our holiday last week we spent a lot of time at the seaside. At Gorleston beach to be precise. Just south of Great Yarmouth there is free parking right next to one of the loveliest beaches I have been to in a long time.
The sand was golden and smooth and the whole place was very clean. The beach was huge and even on the weekend it wasn’t very busy. I really wish we lived nearer this beach than 2 1/2 hours away! There is a lovely little row of shops selling fish and chips, ice cream and the usual beach paraphernalia, buckets and spades etc, everything you need to have a really lovely time at the beach. Hence we went there a lot! It also has a lovely little boating pond though I have to say I’m not sure Monkey even saw it! Monkey loved playing in the sand, and just kept himself so busy with it, it was fab! Daddy was trying to build some sand castles, and was most perturbed by the fact that Monkey just wanted to knock them over straight away! Monkey was having huge amounts of fun though which was the main thing! Us grown ups very much enjoyed having a nice paddle in the very cold sea, though Monkey was not a fan of it! He was much happier just playing in the sand. On one visit daddy made Monkey a car to sit in. And on our last visit, I managed to distract Monkey long enough that Daddy could build a few sandcastles. With there being more than one, we managed to persuade Monkey that it was fun to count the castles, rather than just knock them over! So daddy built more and more and more and I think in the end there was over 60 sandcastles! Possibly overkill and definitely more than Monkey could count! Monkey loved it though, and he also randomly loved the huge hole daddy had made in the centre of the castles (to get enough wet sand for building). He kept wanting to get in it, even though it was up to his neck! Though when daddy got down even further (and struck water) Monkey instinctively knew not to go in there, he nearly did once, then planted his legs on either side to stop himself going in, which was really amusing. I was glad though as it would have been over his head! We all very much enjoyed our time at the beach but I have to say I think daddy was more interested in all the building that Monkey was! It was a common theme though as I heard at least one other daddy complaining after his kids destroyed all his hard work! Who’s the bigger kid in your family when you go to the beach?
What a lovely set of photos. A great holiday.
I wish we lived near a beach too!
I have really enjoyed being outside with my girls in the hot weather, it would be perfect to be able to pop to the beach.
It looks like you had a fabulous time!
ah it would be lovely wouldn’t it? We can dream! It was fantastic xx
You were SO close to us! We live 15 minutes away from Gorleston and go there regularly. It is the only place with hills so when I do my training walks we go up and down the slopes. It is a fantastic beach and looked like you had perfect weather for it.
Aww you are sooo lucky to live so near such a lovely beach! We were really lucky with the weather which definitely helped 🙂 xx
Looks so warm and sunny! We were on the beach this week, and I was wishing we lived closer to one, too. Hmm, I’d say the husband is pretty much as big a kid as the kids are! x
It was lovely, one of the days was actually really windy so a bit chillier than it looked but it was lovely! haha I think most daddies are really! xx
Looks so much fun to be there! #CountryKids
Very impressive castle and car building – I’m not sure who was having the most fun, Daddy or Monkey!! The beach is a great place for families as there is always so much to do and explore – a great day out. Thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely photos with Country Kids.
Lol, me neither! It was so much fun though 🙂
Fab photos. We all love the beach, it’s such a fun day out.
Wow what a really nice beach. Our closest is an hour away and is not that nice. I love all your sandcastles!
Yeah same here, I wish this one was closer as it’s lovely! xx
Oh yes, whenever sandcastle creating is involved my husband gets very serious about the design (if he’s allowed to get involved that is!) That beach does look fabulous too-so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves xx
Ha ha I love it, I always remember my dad doing the same too! Thank you we had loads of fun! 🙂 xx
Hahaha I think we know who is the biggest kid here. All of you! hahha What a great day out and looks like everyone made the most of it and had a great family day to remember. Lovely photos to cherish forever. #whatsthestory #magicmoments
What a lovely day to remember! Love all those sandcastles. So much fun for children (and grown ups!) to be had on a beach, without great expense.
Ha ha I think you are right 🙂 We had a lot of fun! xx
Fabulous beach! Love all the photos of Monkey playing in the sand. And, loving the sandcastles 🙂
I like the car sand castle! Cute idea! Funny how dads enjoy building sand castles. I always leave that to my husband and try to sneak in a book while they’re all busy! 🙂 #magicmoments
I am so like you and did exactly the same, although Monkey kept trying desperately to get my attention or to come and get sandy with them! xx
Oh wow it looks amazing there and what brilliant fun you all had! I’m so glad the weather was great too, just look at that blue sky! We’re in Great Yarmouth tomorrow albeit indoors. Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory
It was really lovely, hope you had fun in yarmouth too 🙂 xx
What lovely photos of the beach, wish I was there! DH is definitely a big kid when we’re at the beach, but I have my moments :0)
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