Getting Our Vitamin Sea

Thursday, August 11, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed that we've been spending a lot of time on the beach this summer. This love affair of ours is a new one; we live about an hour away from the coast so until recently we only used to go to the seaside for the odd day out. But over the last month or so we've been heading to the beach almost weekly - we just can't get enough.

I think it's the freedom the beach gives us which is the thing we love the most. Zach can roam free without his reins, breathe in the salty sea air and splash around in the ice cold water. We try and spend as much time outside as possible, and heading to the beach, whether it's for the whole day of just a couple of hours, means that Zach gets to spend plenty of time in the great outdoors.

And a trip to the seaside definitely beats going to our local park again.

Zach's favourite thing to do at the beach is to throw pebbles - not necessarily into the sea, anywhere will do! In fact just this weekend we were eating our Fish and Chips and he decided to throw handfuls of stones all over our food... I can't say we were very impressed with that one.

Living in East Anglia we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches with miles and miles of coast stretching from Norfolk all the way down to Essex, all within a two hour drive. We usually head to Heacham as it is the closest, and it also normally quite quiet unlike it's popular neighbour Hunstanton.

There's a few more weeks of summer left, so I hope that we get a few trips to the beach in before the weather turns a bit cooler - although I'm not sure that will stop us.

One day I would love to live by the sea. I dream of waking up and seeing the sparkling blue waves from my bedroom window and having long evening walks along the beach after dinner. At the moment though the idea of relocating feels like too big a hurdle to jump, so I'll just have to be patient, and keep dragging the boys to the beach at every chance I can.

If anyone has any beach recommendations for the East Anglia area please do pop them in the comments - I'd love to find some hidden gems!

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