Sun, sandcastles and seals, what more can you ask for on your first trip to the seaside? At 3 months old baby Esme was blissfully unaware of all of these of course?
We rented a fabulous cottage in Wells Next the sea on the Norfolk coast, it was booked through cottages.com (this is not a sponsored post) using the deal though Tesco clubcard by using £30.00 of clubcard points we changed it up to a voucher worth £100 off our weekend away.
I think we must have visited Wells pretty much every year for the last 10 years or so and we still want to return for more. It is very laid back, has a beautiful big beach, enough pubs, bars and restaurants to give you a bit of choice and is well positioned for travelling to other attractions around the area.
There is still a working harbour and the evidence of this is clearly seen along the quayside.
The tide was a long way out when we took our leisurely stroll down to the beach, but that gave me plenty of opportunities to snap away
I took rather a lot of photos of this boat as I was captivated by its' reflection and I think I could take a hundred or so more and still not get just exactly what I wanted.
The beach was full of visitors enjoying the fine weather and getting a chance to blow away the cobwebs.
There were plenty of happy dogs enjoying a paddle and feeding my obsession for the day of trying to capture reflections.
A section of the beach had been cordoned off to allow these seals some protection. It is such a thrill to see these lovely creatures at close quarters, they are so clumsy on land and yet so graceful in the water.
This little one was swimming about and I was really hoping it would come up on land so I could get a better shot but it kept coming towards the shore then turning round and swimming away.
The sun was starting to cast long shadows and a baby lead timetable meant we were soon heading back to the cottage for tea and dairy free cake.
What is your favorite place for a chilled out Saturday with the family?