There is a quote that goes something like:
"Memories made at the beach last a lifetime".
I know for a fact that some of my best memories are from seasidy days.
And I can say with my hand on my heart
that I won't ever forget this perfect day at the beach.
At one point I watched my beautiful children and my lovely husband,
as the sea lapped around my ankles,
with the warm sun on my skin
and a sea breeze ruffling my hair,
while the sand crept up between my toes,
and I thought to myself
"Never forget this moment, this day,
and how you feel right this second"
because I genuinely could not have been happier anywhere else in the entire world.
I stood and breathed it all in,
and I've locked it up tight in my memory,
never to be forgotten.
going on about how much I love the seaside.
I know, stuck record.
But I do.
I love it all year round,
but especially in the summer,
when warmer weather
makes paddling a necessity
and sandcastle building an all day pastime.
We visited Barafundle Bay and Broadhaven South (the two different beaches in this video)
while we were in Wales staying at Bluestone.
They are just two of the beaches that have made that part of the country so famous.
It is a simply stunning place to visit,
we're just disappointed we ran out of time to go and see Tenby
which we've heard is equally beautiful.
I would list both Barafundle Bay and Broadhaven South
as being two of the most beautiful beaches I've ever visited,
in the whole wide world.
It should be noted
that you do need to be pretty fit to get Barafundle Bay;
because you have to hike up a hill, over a cliff and down again to get to it.
And Broadhaven South is easy enough to get to,
but not nearly so easy to get away from.
It nearly killed us trying to leave as it has some very steep and powdery dunes
which you have to scale to get back to the car park
(funnily enough we didn't particularly notice this on the way down to the beach!)
But we're so incredibly glad that we made the effort,
because both beaches were utterly stunning,
and we had a perfect family day enjoying nature's playground.
music credit: Sunny Day by Joy Williams