Beside The Seaside in Bournemouth

If you'd told me in the past that both my girls would be running up and down the beach in Bournemouth I may not have believed you. Indeed eldest had once decided that she really wasn't keen on the texture and youngest had yet to find her feet.
Beside The Seaside in Bournemouth

Today I'm sitting on the beach running my toes through the sand and watching as my girls excitedly run in and out of the water. Occasionally they are caught by the waves that lap up on the shore. The sun is shining down on us and we are joined by their Dad. We laugh and play together enjoying the cool water, building sand castles and making memories.

Beside the Sea


Beside The Seaside in Bournemouth

Eldest with her love of swimming even tried to swim in the salty sea but soon stopped when she got a gulp of water. Neither of us parents had brought swim suits so we couldn't encourage her passion today. Hubby has since rectified this though by buying some shorts. He lives in jeans and work trousers so it shall be interesting to see what he looks like in shorts.

Picnic Time 


Beside The Seaside in Bournemouth

We had stopped off on the way down to the seaside to pick up a baguette and some other picnic lunch pieces. An activity that tends to be undertaken every time we set off on a day out. As we unpacked it I was aware of the seagulls who at first seemed to keep their distance leaving us to finish much of the food in peace. I told my eldest about the fact sometimes the seagulls can be rather cheeky and like to sneak off with food so keep her food close to her. She was really good but sadly the odd piece of food got sand in it and if you've ever got sand between your teeth you'll know it's not the loveliest feeling.

A New Way to Find Geocaches


Beside The Seaside in Bournemouth

Once we'd all had our fill of picnic we decided to play a little longer and then we brought out the scooters. My girls have had a couple of goes on scooters before. Namely scooting down the side of the Thames in London and in church when they attended playgroup. My youngest even spotted one in a charity shop once and stood on it poised for action. So these scooters have really gone down well with the girls. We scooted along the top looking down at the beach and picked up a few geocaches along the way.

Dinner Time


Beside The Seaside in Bournemouth

Then we put the scooters away, put the girls in the car and before long the girls were asleep in the back. Of course our geocaching didn't stop and we picked up quite a lot around the area as we hopped in and out of the car. We continued till dinner time when we decided to all go for a meal but the first place we tried was full and so it was on to a well known diner where we stocked up on salads for starters and enjoyed main dishes. We don't eat out much so it was lovely to spoil ourselves.

Have you headed for the beach this Summer?

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  1. I have never been to Bournemouth, only passed through during the night on a coach, even in the dark, I could see that it looked !lovely # udpiefriday@_karendenbid199@gmail is

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  2. Sounds like a blissful day at the beach. We love visiting Bournemouth and have been lucky with the weather recently x popping over from #BloggerClubUK x

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  3. Sounds like a lovely day at the beach. I don't think I would be able to resist getting into the water. I think you will have many more visits to the beach with your girls.

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  4. Sounds like you had a great day out at the beach. I love Bournemouth beach although it’s been years since I last visited. Well done to your eldest on giving swimming a go. Glad the seagulls left your picnic alone. I love that you also managed to have a good geocache hunt too. #countrykids

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  5. What a lovely visit for the girls. You will definitely need to take swim things for you next time too, playing in the sea is a childhood must. I forget how lucky we are in Cornwall having so many beaches close by, a summer like this one they really come into their own. Well done on making a full day of it and eating out too. #CountryKids

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  6. I think you were very brave to picnic on the beach, I gave up on that years ago as I hate the sand in my food! lol Mich x

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  7. What a fab day out...We love visiting the beach but we're not so keen on sand in our sandwiches. hehehe Good luck with the swimming....I haven't been swimming in the sea for years! #CountryKids

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  8. We used to go to Bournemouth when I was a kid. Sounds like you had a lovely day. #countrykids

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  9. What a lovely day at the beach. So glad the seagulls gave you a little peace, they can be such a menace! And a big well done to your eldest for having a go at swimming.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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  10. It looks like a beautiful spot! So glad they like the feeling of sand now :) #countrykids

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  11. We haven't made it to the beach yet, but Bournemouth is my childhood favourite place to visit #CountryKids

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  12. We live by the sea in East Sussex & I grew up in Bournemouth so can relate to this! #MMBC

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  13. Ah - the taste of sand in your sandwiches. B and I managed two beach trips last week - one to Brighton (the day before Pride) and one up on the north Norfolk coast. They couldn't really have been any more different, but it did get us talking about taking our little baby to the beach when they come along and wondering just how they're going to react to the experience of sand. My step-daughter was apparently petrified of it at first, yet my son just tried to eat it! Funny how all kids are so different. #CountryKids

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  14. My only experience of Bournemouth was for a hen party but we got a boat out and swam from it - it looked a nice place! #countrykids

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  15. Its always so amazing to be at the beach especially with kids. Experiencing the waves, water and sand is so good for the senses =) #countrykids

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  16. Lovely that your kiddos have learnt to enjoy the beach! The seaside is our ‘happy place’, so we head to a beach quite regularly (living on the south coast helps 😉) x #MMBC

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  17. Lovely that your kiddos have learnt to enjoy the beach! The seaside is our ‘happy place’, so we visit a beach fairly regularly (living on the south coast helps 😉) x
    #MMBC

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