Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Posted on November 20th, 2015

A beach for the adventurous

Now that we are closed for a few weeks before Christmas I do like to take advantage of our reclaimed family weekends, with no changeover, feed run and train rides our family life resumes a more leisurely pace.  With a free Sunday stretching before us and a surprisingly mild day the kids joined me for a trip to Tregardock beach.

A Beach for the Adventurous

Commonly referred to as “The secret breach” in our house, Tregardock is a beach for the adventurous and not recommended for families with young children. Parking is on a narrow no through road with a 15 minute cross country hike to a steep descent to this stunning National Trust gem devoid of people and facilities.

The kids were all in good spirits with plenty of family banter flying around and much play fighting and dare devil jumps on the way down.  A family walk is such a pleasure with children to liven things up.


Walking to the beach


As always the kids bounded on ahead of me leaping from rock to rock on the steep descent making it all look effortless. I gingerly crept down behind them with all my hands and feet needed to keep me steady.


Kids on beach before me


Despite being a mild day we still had to keep moving to stay warm.  Jed had his football and a game instantly brought us all together.


Football on the beach


I always say to take a towel or change of clothes with kids and water, even in winter there is always one wanting to venture into the sea. Fully warmed up from Football it was Jed who stripped off and waded out into the still water. I must say it did look inviting, but dipping a toe was enough to cool the rest of us down!   Jed in the Sea




Ally settled for stone skimming and soon the others followed as a challenge was set.


Skipping stones

With craggy rocks to climb and caves to explore this really is a beach for explorers and even though we know it well the kids still love to investigate all around looking for changes since their last visit and crystal chunks in the rocks.


Rock climbing and Cave Exploring

The rocks were brimming with mussels and the children set about collecting driftwood to light a fire and toast a few since I had failed to bring any snacks and they were all getting hungry and chilling down as the sun was setting. The fire was a success and everyone crowded round but I was mindful of the tide coming in fast and as the beach is totally cut off at high tide I ushered us all back to the pathway home before they had a chance to begin cooking.


Beach Bonfire

However we did bring our mussels home with us and added them to our steak pierrade supper providing a real “surf n turf” feast.


Birthday Tea

Coombe Mill is open again from 17th December for the Christmas and New Year break if you fancy a family getaway. Do ask me about how to get to Tregardock, it is only a 15 minute drive from Coombe Mill. 



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A few of my favourites from last week:

Little Steps made the most of the mild weather here in Cornwall and like us dipped a toe or two in the sea!

All the fun of an autumn night carnival by Blog Bay-Bee

Dutch dutch Goose explains how to appreciate the sky at the Celestial Vault 

Buba Blue and Me enjoyed the colours of autumn in the sunshine at Stowe Gardens


Win a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies with Country Kids

Muddy Puddles Giveaway with Coombe Mill Country Kids November 15 


I am delighted to announce that Muddy Puddles have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. My favourites each week will be considered for a pair of Muddy Puddles Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way.  If you are not already familiar with this wonderful outdoor children's range please do take a look at their website where they have everything needed for year round country kids. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. For more more information on the Muddy Puddles wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here   


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