Beach Life

I remember, just a few months ago, I would look at people’s photographs on Instagram or read blog posts where they had gone to the beach after school for a quick play. I would be insanely jealous, and would often remark to Graham that it just wasn’t fair that we lived 130 miles away from the seaside.

Now, we are one of those families that are able to go to the beach after school for a play. We don’t take this for granted, ever. In fact, we do it as much as we can, weather permitting. It saves our sanity as well – it means we avoid witching hour at home, where they end up fighting on the living room floor or bickering over which film to watch. When we are on the beach, they are usually the best of friends, playing jump the waves in their wellies, writing messages in the sand or collecting interesting shells and stones. There’s no arguing, and apart from their giggles and the sound of the waves, there’s barely any noise. You can easily forget that there is a main road just behind you! I’ve realised that I prefer the beach in the winter, when we get it pretty much to ourselves, save the occasional dog walker.


We’ve been getting down there just as the sun sets this week, and the beach looks even more beautiful than it does during the day. The sun sets just to the left of the beach, over the mountains and the colours of the sky are absolutely stunning – every shade of pink and orange that you can imagine.  I’m probably driving everyone insane on my Facebook with sunset spam, but it doesn’t matter how many times I see it, I can’t get bored of it.

This is exactly why we moved to Wales. Everything is so much quieter, so much calmer and so much prettier!

Country Kids

16 thoughts on “Beach Life”

  1. Gorgeous sunsets – I’m one of the families who lives miles from the sea but would love to be able to go to the beach every day. I still dream of having a cottage by the sea… one day! #countrykids

  2. It’s so great that in moving to Wales you feel like your family is all the happier for it, you do all look so happy in all the photos. Living so close to the beach that you can pop by after school is fabulous isn’t it? My lot often get cabin sickness and ask for a trip to the beach although they’re all more into surfing now. I can see why you can’t stop photographing the sunsets, they really are beautiful.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  3. Looks so much fun! We are also one of those lucky ones who can head off to the beach after the school-run. Sadly, we haven’t been doing this lately. 🙁 Looks like your kids are loving it too.

  4. Wow, the beach is so beautiful at sunset! I’m envious of your beach jaunts! We are about 400 miles from the nearest beach…but we have mountains! Your boys look so happy playing on the beach! #CountryKids

  5. These are lovely photos. I used to live on the seafront and miss it, particularly in the summer months. We’re only half an hour away from the nearest beach but I’d love to be able to visit more after school. #countrykids

  6. These are lovely photos. I used to live on the seafront and miss it, particularly in the summer months. We’re only half an hour away from the nearest beach but I’d love to be able to visit more after school. #countrykids

  7. Beautiful photos. I love the beach all year round, but we live splat bang in the middle of the country, so little chance of visiting them. #countrykisde

  8. How lovely to live so close to the beach – we are miles and miles from the nearest beach and I have to admit I am a little envious of your lovely beach photos. I can imagine that heading off to the beach is a perfect way to avoid the witching hour and it must be lovely to have it to yourself too. Beautiful photos of the sunsets as well 🙂 #countrykids

  9. It must be reassuring that your move was the right one, and you & your family are all the more happier for it. Although it does look cold on the beach with everyone in hats and gloves but it looks like they’rel having a blast!

  10. It looks blumin’ gorgeous. I love seeing your instagram posts and the blog posts about the beach life you’re now living. It make me two things – so happy for you, and so jealous! I love the photos. <3

  11. I am rather envious of your beautiful beach photos, reading your posts over the last few weeks makes me yearn for a life away from the hustle and bustle of a city, but i secretly think I love being a city girl at heart haha!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.