We have finally invested in a National Trust membership, and what better way to start making use of it than a stroll on a local National Trust Beach? Wembury Beach is only a ten minute drive from where we live and will now probably become a regular place for us to visit. Not only is it a wonderful beach but it is also a beautiful spot along a very long and stunning coastal path, we have taken a short stroll along the path a few times and the views are outstanding. The beach is also very popular with both surfers and paddle boarders, and surprisingly we saw some crazy guy out surfing this weekend! There are also toilets and a cafe, which are open all year, really useful especially when you have littles with you.
At the moment our Toddler loves being outdoors and seems to particularly enjoy sensory activities, so the beach is a perfect place for us to visit. She had a field day enjoying all the different textures, the soft sand, rounded pebbles, sharp rock pools, squishy and crispy seaweed, splashy water and her favourite, squelchy mud.
Soft sand running through her fingers within minutes of stepping foot on the beach- although she did get a little annoyed with the sand being stuck to her hands, cue wiping of sandy hands on Mummy’s clothes.
Collecting pebbles and throwing them into the water, she kept showing us pebbles that she had taken a particular liking to.
She loved the sound when she threw the larger pebbles into the sea, I think she also thought the ripple on the water was pretty fascinating.
Paddling through the water and exploring rock pools with Daddy, I think we’ll be spending lots of time looking for creatures in rock pools this summer.
A very rare photo of me!! I think I was trying to coax Willow towards a different part of the beach, with not much luck.
Of course she couldn’t miss an opportunity to get in the mud! And for the first time she decided to see what it felt like to touch, I think she quite liked the squelchy texture except for it making her hands very dirty- an emergency hand wash was needed.
I thought we were going to get stuck at this bridge for hours, she just wanted to keep running back and forth over it. I wish we could have found some twigs so we could have played ‘Pooh sticks’.
We lovely family strolls on the beach in winter, and now we have our national trust membership I’m so excited for us to have many more family adventures at different beaches up and down the country.