6 June 2013

Beach life

So, we had our first family break minus a tent last week. Which had its plus points - it is kind of nice to not have to put up or take down your holiday accommodation. Saying that I am still a camping girl and the tent will be coming out soon.

We decided to leave our base for a day and, with the picnic packed, headed out to explore the North Devon coastline of Exmoor and beyond. The winding roads, that went on far longer than the route app had predicted, coupled with the threat of car sickness from the backseat, tried to spoil the day but it was all worth it when we found a quiet coastal town, and further along the coast, vast sandy beaches.

All in all a perfect day which ignited my desires to own a campervan and dream the dream of living the beach life.
One day maybe.

Lynton & Lynmouth

Lynton & Lynmouth ice creamLynton & Lynmouth
Lynton & Lynmouth park
Croyde beach
Croyde
Croyde
Croyde - I love mum!
Croyde beach & Converse

I even managed to get a full 30 minutes sat on my own. ON MY OWN! Priceless.

It is the simple things that put a smile on my face.

x x x

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
 
 

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  1. Looks fab, love North Devon. My Grandparents lived looking out on Exmoor at the Purple Headed Mountain where the song/hymn was written!

    Glad you got 30 minutes of me time. The great thing about beaches at that age is endless fun until they get sand in their eye or cold!!! x x x

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    1. You know I love my beaches and my camper van dream x

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  2. My tent is up in my back garden, getting the only airing it'll get this year :-( lol x

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    1. We are planning a back yard camp out too!

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  3. Looks like a great week! Love your photos, if only that icecream were real! :D

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  4. I love that bit of coastline, my grandparents lived in Combe Martin when we were kids so we spent many a summer down there. Totally agree on the campervan, would love one now as I think it would be perfect with the 2 little ones, stick a awning on the side and it's a great space.

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    1. Our first little family camping trip was at Coombe Martin when Edith was just 1!

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  5. I hope the you had as much fun for the rest of the holiday! The beach is definitely a winner for the children - so much for them to do, and an opportunity for the parents to take time out. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

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    1. Yes, one day I plan to be closer to one!

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  6. I love Lyton and the area around there (Porlock and Horner espcially). I am so looking forward to going back there in the summer. I love the photos, really makes me want to be there now. Now we've moved back to Wilts too we are looking forward to going down there more often.

    Family holidays are great, but I agree. A bit of time on your own is great too, especially if you can grab those minutes on a beach!

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    1. I just wish Wiltshire was closer to the coast :( !

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  7. Wow looks amazing! Some really beautiful photos of some beautiful beaches! I think eating the giant ice cream is my favourite.

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  8. Looks lovely, especially the ice cream. I don't know North Devon that well as we spend our holidays in South Devon normally (handy having family there), but looks like it's worth a visit from your pics

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    1. The North coast is lovely. I love South Devon too, my brother in law's wife's family live in Challaborough and we had a lovely break down there a couple of years ago x

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  9. oh wow you came to near my neck of the woods! Lynton and Lynmouth is a beautiful place - did you ride on the cliff railway? and Croyde which is along the coast from me - such a haven for wannabee surfers lol i tend to avoid it as it is usually very busy. some great beach shots and the huuuge ice cream shot made me smile x x

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    1. We popped by for a leisurely hour so didn't do the cliff railway. Maybe next time! And Croyde was surprisingly quiet for half term week?!

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  10. The photos at the beach are just stunning! Ad I'm glad you got a few minutes to yourself :) #CountryKids

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate those moments!

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  11. I have always wanted to go to Croyde - shall persuade hubby the drive will be worth it!!

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    1. Yes, you should, it is a lovely beach!

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  12. looks a fantastic place to spend the day - worth the drive!

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  13. Love all of these photos - so beautiful. Looks like you had an amazing time, nothing beats a good day by the seaside no matter what age you are. Great post
    Just stopping over from country kids

    Laura x

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I appreciate all comments, thank you! x x

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