Monday, 17 September 2012

Painful groynes: a day at Bournemouth beach

This is the third of a series of posts based on our crazily busy holiday down in Bournemouth and Slough.  Yes, you heard that correctly; Slough.  We've had an intense week of family days out; it's cost us far too much, but we've had an absolutely ball.  Sleep is high on the agenda this week.

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 beach

The 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.


  1. Love the title! Popped by from love all blogs as I was browsing there and also your blog jumped out at me as we live near Bournemouth. Sounds like you had a fun time :)

  2. Bournemouth beach always looks great for kids with lovely sand and lots going on. That must have been quite a journey for you from Sough direction, how long did it take? Looks worth while though from all I see on the photos. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    1. We stayed in Bournemouth for a few days, then drove over to Slough and stayed there for a couple of days to visit Windsor Castle and Legoland. :-)

  3. Looks fun. I'd love to rent St. Austell holiday cottages too. Those cottages near the beach are really nice. I want to rent something like that.


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