Love going to the beach, especially with my little family. The boys love building sandcastles, jumping in waves and finding shells. It's a morning or an afternoon of easy fun and best of all, it's free. I grew up hours away from a beach, so now that I live only 10 minutes drive from a beach, I can honestly say that I make the most of it, and I am so grateful to live near such a beautiful coast line.
I have a favourite, and that's the only one I really go too.
Sure nice if family can go with me....but even alone, is wonderful.
I don't go often, as its a good hour drive, and I'm always so busy.
If you sit and listen to the waves, on a nice summers night in the dark....it's really special.
I do go to beaches in summer because my kids love it. They can play in the sand undisturbed for hours! I on the other hand do not fancy beaches that much. I don't quite like the feel of sand under my feet, the salty breeze in my hair and the harsh sun on my skin and then you add the crowds that flock to the beach on a hot summer day! would avoid all of these if I could :)
I love the beach! In the summer I love to swim, relax and read there, while a walk along the sand is nice in winter. If I go in the early morning I'm usually alone, but in the late afternoon I like to go with my husband and daughter.
I enjoy walking along the beach and am happy to do this on my own or with a friend. When I lived near the beach a friend and I regularly took our dogs to the beach for a walk. the dogs loved it too. If there is someone to swim with I like to have a swim. I don't swim at the beach on my own. As a kid I loved building sandcastles and collecting shells.
My fam had a house at Palm Beach (Qld), & had many delightful times there. Just a walk of 40m to beach.
It was an idyllic time to be a kid in the '50's & '60's!
Sadly house was sold in 1962, & to this day, my sister & I miss it terribly!
I'm over beaches now I'm older but in my younger days I was always on the beach. Holidays were spent caravaning at Emerald Beach (near Coffs Harbour) every year for about 20 years and Bronte and Whale Beach, in Sydney as well as days at Manly. Loved the beach but now prefer relaxing at a resort and if it's near the beach (as my timeshare unit is) all the better.