The holidays seem to be racing by far too quickly and I was concerned I hadn’t managed a single beach trip. To me summer beach days are what spring to mind whenever anyone mentions the school august break. I would feel cheated of my summer if we didn’t visit, yet somehow the time had been slipping away.
Making time for Summer beach days
Finally we woke to a beautiful day which wasn’t earmarked with essential jobs or other outings. Loaded up with wetsuits and a picnic we headed off to enjoy the heat of the day at the beach.
Polzeath is always busy in high season but it is a lifeguard beach with good facilities and easy parking, making it a great location for summer beach days. Even when the sea is busy there are always quite secluded bays to be found at low tide giving a feeling of space and discovery.
The kids were soon changed and heading into the waves. I’m sure Jed is a secret fish; he can never be bothered with a wetsuit but still stays in the water as long as the others.
I soon lost them in the waves, but they are all good swimmers and know to remain within the life guarded flags. Meanwhile I enjoyed a little peace and quiet on the beach, with just the occasional opportunist gull swooping by to check for picnic leftovers!
All too soon we were heading back to Coombe Mill to catch up with the holiday guests and run the evening train. With salt in my hair and sand tingling against my skin I knew we had enjoyed one of the summer beach days I had been craving.
Looking out towards the coast after dinner, I stopped to watch the sun set and will the holidays to slow down a little. We live in such a beautiful place and I really want more time to enjoy it together before the new school term.
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