Hunstanton Beach

August 13, 2016

People say you don’t know what you’ve got until it has gone. Our move inland from the seaside earlier this year has made us appreciate visiting the seaside much more. When we had it on our doorstep we were complacent. It was somewhere we would park the car next to when we completed the school run each day. It was somewhere the kids could burn off a little excess energy if we were early or hanging around for Roo to finish one of her sports clubs.

Now that we live away from the seaside I miss it. I miss the sea breeze, I miss the promenade to walk along and I miss looking out over the sea and watching the waves crashing against the sand.

With Mr Boo on a day off from work and nothing planned we decided to jump in the car and head to Hunstanton for the afternoon. We have Merlin Annual Passes so had planned to visit the Sealife Centre at some point over the summer so thought that we’d kill two birds with one stone.

Hunstanton Beach

Hunstanton Beach

We’d opted to wander through the Sealife Centre first before taking a stroll along the promenade. As I looked across the beach out to the sea that relaxing feeling I’d been searching for rolled over me. With the wind blowing against our faces, the sun in our eyes and the beach within touching distance we just stood there and gazed out across the open sea.

Hunstanton Beach - Roo

Roo and Tigger were eager to get onto the beach and walk across the shingles. With the Piglet’s pushchair with us I reluctantly stayed up on the promenade whilst Mr Boo took all three children down onto the beach to walk along and take in the fresh sea breeze.

Although I was left holding the pushchair it allowed me to gaze upon my little family and thank my lucky stars that they are all mine. We have our moments but when it comes to it, we are a family, for better or for worse.

Hunstanton Beach - Boo Roo and Tigger Too

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  • Heidi August 13, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Living on the coast is great and I miss it too now that we’re in Norwich. We’re so lucky to have such a lovely coastline in Norfolk though. #countrykids

  • Laura, The Seasonal Child August 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    What a lovely , heartfelt post…and so true #CountryKids

  • Coombe Mill August 13, 2016 at 11:54 am

    It’s lovely to see all of your little family together on the beach, sometimes it’s the little moments like these that are important and help us to remember the simple things in life too. It’s great that the kids got a chance to go exploring the beach again, I think it’s clear that they all missed it too! I bet the kids can’t wait to persuade you to take them back to the beach again, maybe for longer this time!

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

  • Mary August 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    We live about as far away from the coast as it’s possible to be in this country, I’d love to live closer. Love Hunstanton but only visited in the middle of winter, rather bracing then! #CountryKids

  • Tracey Peach August 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Thank You so very much for sharing your afternoon at Hunstanton. This is my “local” beach I’m about an hour, hour & a half away by car (summer school holidays much longer) & I have chronic illness which leaves me exhausted in pain & mobility problems which has meant I have not been able to go for many years. I would love so much to smell the sea again & one day I might be able to. For now i will look at your lovely pictures they have made me smile 🙂

  • Emma T August 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I’d love to live nearer the beach. I’m very jealous of anyone who does (my cousins – the lucky things!). Lovely to be able to get out with the whole family and appreciate it again.

  • Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope) August 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Like you I have those moments when I look at my son and so happy that he is mine and I am with him! And yes I get stuck with the bikes and massive backpack so I stay in one place as its heavy as I move haha.

    Looks like a fun day and you have a lovely fam!

  • Helena August 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    We have yet to visit the seaside as a family. The nearest we’ve got is the Euro tunnel. Thanks for sharing your experience. #countrykids

  • Steph August 16, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Ah such a lovely post! You can’t beat a bit of family time outdoors 🙂 #countrykids

  • Melody August 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Aaaw what a heartfelt post. I’m glad you went out and visit the beach again with your family. We’ve just moved by the beach and it’s always our happy place. <3

  • Stephanie August 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

    We live near the coast and I love it, but like you, you don’t appreciate it enough at the time. Although it is my happy place when I go down there for my dog walks.

  • Debbie September 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Hunstanton Beach was one of the first I was introduced to when I started working at Bircham. It made everything better. I truly believe that the beach and sea air is good for your soul. Whilst it might now be further away, please take the time to visit- we all feel better for any time we get on the coast.

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