A Blustery Broadstairs Beach

After being subjected to weeks of stormy weather, Kent was bathed in sunshine this weekend.

We were already planning on visiting my Granny in Broadstairs, so couldn’t resist a trip to the beach to blow away some cobwebs.

We love Broadstairs beach, especially Viking Bay. It’s the first place that Potato swam in the sea and the location of our favourite ice cream parlour ever.

The sun may have been shining today, but it was extremely windy and very cold. So wel wrapped up warm and dressed Potato in wellies and puddlesuit, and off we went.

Once we got down to the beach itself, the wind dropped and the wet sand was much easier for Potato to run on than I’d expected. The recent storms had cleared much off the beach and the tide had turned. So the sand was clean and unblemished, ready to be marked with fresh footprints.

Footprints

The sand was dotted with chalky white rocks, all worn in interesting ways by the sea and wind.

Stone2

Potato was a little nervous of the waves at first, but eventually ventured close enough to get his wellies wet. His favourite pastime though, was picking up handfuls of damp sand, and feeling how it clumped together.

Beach

Stone1

The retreating tide was beginning to expose rocks, creating exciting rock pools to explore. Potato still struggles a little in wellies, because of his intoeing, so didn’t want to clamber too much on his own this time. He was fine holding my hand though, and I’m sure if he’d been in his normal footwear, I’d have been scurrying after him.

Rock1

 

Rocks2

As we walked, Potato amazed us with his ever-increasing  vocabulary. He pointed out and named dogs, birds and birds and later trees and babies. We walked all the way along the beach and explored the boats at the end.

Boats

We stopped off for some fabulous fish and chips before walking back along the promenade and watching the children jump and slide of the sand breakwater.

After a quick visit to (Great) Granny, we bundled back into our cars and headed home. Potato was asleep before we’d even got to the end of the road! 

Broadstairs

I’m linking up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids. Click the back below to see how everybody else has been getting out and about in cold weather.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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5 thoughts on “A Blustery Broadstairs Beach

  1. The beach is fantastic whatever the season, there is always so many things to see and explore – guaranteed to keep the children occupied. Rounding it off with fish and chips is great and I’m not surprised Potato fell asleep so quickly – sea air has that effect. Thanks for linking and sharing with Country Kids.
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    1. We do too. This was our first winter visit though and I can’t wait for the weather to be good enough to go again. We love that all-in-one too. Perfect for running around in soggy weather :)
      Thank you for stopping by xx

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