I am publishing the posts that were drafted during the trip over the next few weeks between other yummy musings. The first one: Sandy Balls is here and the second; Wet Bottoms: A review of Peppa Pig World is here. Enjoy the series. If you don't want to miss a thing you can subscribe by email over on the right hand panel, or follow on Facebook or Twitter.
Day three: Painful groynes - a day at Bournemouth beachThe theme for our holiday so far appears to be unusual and slightly sniggersome (if it's not a word, then it should be) place names. The fact that there are also signs warning people not to bump their feet on the groynes on Bournemouth beach was suitably in keeping with the holiday so far!
We wandered down the pier (you have to pay to do that! I was shocked! Only 60p, but still!)
We made sandcastles and collected shells.
We had Harry Ramsden's for lunch, sat in a window seat with the beach and sea providing a beautiful view. Our younger daughter was particularly impressed that her request for a bucket of chips (she was joking) was honoured, and a bucket duly arrived!
A ride on the mini train along the sea front... lovely opportunity to nosey at the design of the beach huts.
A quick go on the park at the other end, a return journey back past the beach huts and a quick go on the bouncy castle, before a lovely wander through the park and past the balloon and bandstand....
A perfect English seaside day.
We parked at the car park next to the pier. The train ride is £2 per adult (over 5s) single. It was £3 per child for 5 minutes on the bouncy castle. If you fancy a day at the beach, you can't get much better than this.