The blog is written by Paul Brown, who spent his early years growing up on the North Norfolk Coast and enjoyed days out visiting beaches including Holkham, Wells and Hunstanton. His parents would also drive down to Woolacombe for their annual summer holiday. Bournemouth beach
The blog offers information on a number of Britain’s best beaches including Bournemouth, West Wittering, Southwold and Camber Sands Beach. It also offers local advice on parking and hotels and accommodation.
Having previously assembled a picnic and resisting the option to just plonk ourselves down as soon as we reached the sand, our family set off on a hike along the huge sandy expanse to find a quieter spot where we would put up the windshields, drop our buckets, spades, stumps, bat and cool box and claim our little territory. It meant longer walks to the ice cream vans but gave space enough to set up some stumps and play some cricket or even fly a kite. The blue flag beach is still a major pull to sunbathers and surfers alike and stretches for five glorious miles, backed mostly by dunes.
Camber sands beach is a very popular sandy beach in East Sussex stretching three miles to just beyond the Kent border, where shingle and pebbles take over. You cannot fail to be impressed by the vastness of the open sand beach which is ideal for families. Having visited it very young my memories are sketchy but many will remember a trip to this part of the world courtesy of the Pontins Holiday Park that has been there since the 1960’s. It still offers a huge range of exciting activities including Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Adventure Bugz and high ropes course and there is an excellent entertainment programme throughout the day as well as family-friendly shows in the evening.
WELLS NEXT THE SEA
Wells Next The Sea Beach is a beautiful sandy beach located around one mile from the town which you can walk to on a long raised path with stunning views over the marshes. I have fond memories of dropping a crab line complete with bait into the sea at the harbour wall, with a bucket beside me for the catch. Nearby we sat on the short wall at the car park nearby eating fish and chips from Frenchies the way they were meant to be eaten, a tradition that I’m pleased to say is alive and well. There is a small high street nearby and plenty of places offering coffee meals and snacks. There are several parts to the wells front, with large expanses of sands and beach huts in addition to the estuary exposed at low tide. Something for Everyone.