Summer, summer, summertime

The sun was burning brightly in the sky, I’d finished work earlier than normal and it was also a Friday, so we had no excuses for not heading down to the beach as soon as Bunny finished school. As there is an area wide dog ban on the local beaches, we chose the one that was exempt even though high tide was imminent and usually covers most of the beach.

country kids sandcastles

The girls started off whining, but the magic of frozen dairy soon saw the smiles return to their faces and they had fun filling their buckets with water and damping down the sand to make sand sculptures.

Beach and sea fun

Eventually, the lure of the sea became too strong and Bunny ran in fearlessly, jumping over each wave that lapped at her feet. Bear tried to join in, holding tightly to my hand, but an inadvertent splash from her sister saw her panic and run back to the beach shelter.

three year old enjoying sea

Luckily, the fun she saw her sister having was enough to convince her to try again and gradually she found her confidence and was soon running up into the dry sand to cover her wet hands in sand and then head back down into the sea to wash it off again. A game that endured for a long time amongst peals of giggles.

jumping splashing in sea

Bunny ran around her and up and down the shallows, throwing herself bottom-first into the water at intervals and laughing and screaming with delight as she got more wet.

paddling on beach

As our tummies began to rumble, and the dog started to show signs of tiredness, we coaxed the girls back from the shore to rub down their sandy legs and made our way home. Although we’ve been to the beach a couple of times already this year, this felt like our first proper beach trip and reminded me of why I love the hazy, lazy days of summer and beachlife.

Joining in with Country Kids from Coombe Mill for the first time in what feels like forever! Click on the image below to see how others have been making the most of the good weather.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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12 comments on “Summer, summer, summertime
  1. Ruth says:

    This makes me wish I lived near the sea!

  2. Looks perfect. I’d so love to near the beach to be able to have impromptu trips out like this.

  3. Kelly Wiffin says:

    Fantastic photos. I love the beach, not been in ages!

  4. Cheryl says:

    It is a simple fun, but children always enjoy it, don’t they? It looks a nice beach. Beaches that accept dogs are always hit and miss, but that looks a good one. #CountryKids

  5. Jaime Oliver says:

    lol lol nothing like some beach time (naked or not 😉 )

  6. Take me back to the beach now, looks like a great place and lovely that the dog can go on too. We just took the dogs away to Wales and the dog friendly beaches were fantastic.

  7. says:

    I tried so darn hard not to look at those lovely photos of the kids and the sea and the dog in the water and the sand!! I am having a real missing the sea week this week for all those fab things you did in your post. Think I might just have to plan a day trip somewhere so I can get the salty sea air smell. #Countrykids

  8. Love the beach, always so many beautiful pictures. Looks like everyone had a lovely time and why not be a nudie bum, its the only time you can really get away with it whilst you are young 🙂 #countrykids

  9. Joanne says:

    The first seaside day of the year is just magical. We tried ours last week and it was raining when we got there – gutted! Will try again very soon. Am jealous of your sunshiny, smiley photos.

  10. Aaahh just gorgeous. We were at the beach last weekend and it was lovely. Loving all your photos x

  11. Lovely photos, and pleasure from such a simple thing as paddling in the sea.

  12. We have lots of trips like this. Unplanned as we live near a beach. We are just pkanning on going for a walk only to go home with wet shoes, tops and jeans . Your trip looks like fun =) #countrykids

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