My favourite place is most definitely the beach. As Seaham is our closest one it seems to be the one we frequent most too. Parking is free along the seafront or in the carpark next to Tonia’s Cafe. There is additional parking along near the shops too with toilet access.
With social distancing in place I worry about going places but to be honest we have been to the beach a number of times now and not once has there been an issue. Everyone has been courteous and moved away or kept their distance if heading in the opposite direction.
The tide was pretty much all the way out when we arrived which gave us ample rockpools to scour. I loved doing this as a kid and we have often spent hours looking for sea creatures and shells.
We were supposedly not getting wet… until the girls decided they had discovered the best pool for jumping in. Out of the window went ‘ankle deep only’ and off came the trousers!
Not before Amelia jumped into the biggest pool we could find and got soaked through to her pants! With no spare clothes and no towel to dry off we were just thankful it was a sunny day!
There were a few people collecting sea glass so the girls decided on our walk back to the car to pick up some pieces too. We could only find teeny ones so think the professionals must have been out in force. We have found some gorgeous local sellers of sea glass jewellery – Etsy is a good place to look now that a lot of local market stalls and fairs have been cancelled. Here are a couple of my favourites…
We adore days like this as they don’t cost anything and you are making memories all the time. The girls love being in the water, no matter how cold it is, and next time I have promised we will take a towel!
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.