One of our favourite beaches to go to here in North Wales is Llanfairfechan. It’s a small town in the Conwy area, not far from Llandudno, with the most beautiful views. One one side you have the beach, on the other is Penmaenmawr mountain. We discovered it by accident on one of our little drives out, and it’s now the beach we go to when we have a few hours to spare.
There’s a fair sized car park, but as we discovered last week, it gets full very quickly when the sun comes out. There’s also a lovely big cafe for a cup of tea and ice cream after a walk and a play on the beach. We love to take a picnic and eat it on the big grassy area by the duck pond, before heading down to the big sandy beach.
Last weekend, the sun was shining, so we packed a picnic and headed there. After having our lunch, we found a little spot on the beach. The kids immediately took their shoes off, and were off with their buckets and spades, digging away and building sand castles. The tide was slowly coming in, and off they toddled for a paddle.
Within a few minutes of gentle paddling, they had completely soaked their jeans. We had no spare clothes with us (parenting fail!) so we let them strip down to their pants. They ended up swimming in the shallows of the sea and having a water fight. I never thought it would be warm enough to do that at the beginning of April, but a tentative dip in the sea proved me wrong – it was lovely and warm!
It was a really fun day – the sort of day that reminds me exactly why we moved here. We’ve now got everything crossed for nice weather this summer for plenty more days like this!