SANDCASTLES AND STAYCATIONS [PARKDEAN HOLIDAY COMPETITION]
Our most favoured Summer holiday destination was without a doubt Newquay in Cornwall. The soft, sandy beaches with breathtaking – and occasionally swimwear taking too – waves, the coastal shops selling surfing shirts and necklaces that we stocked up on with our pocket money because we couldn’t get them at home and the noisy arcades with the trinket studded penny falls. It was just perfect, with an assortment of chocolate box bed and breakfast hotels dotted along the seaside roads leading to the cliff tops where we watched the eclipse all those years ago, waiting for some kind of supernatural power to throw the blue whales onto the beach, or something like that.
Newquay. It holds most of my childhood memories and one day we hope to take our boys there to show them the huge, red crabs snuggled under seaweed alongside other hidden gems in morning rock pools, the greasy spoon café overlooking the harbour and how to build a sandcastle with a moat.
We’d absolutely love to visit Cornwall and enjoy a cream tea beside the seaside – and if you’re as fond of the English coast as we are, try taking the Park Dean Holidays quiz to be in with the chance to win a 3 or 4 night vacation worth £499! Good luck!
Granny cuddles are easier to get on holiday in your own country…
Their competition closes on September 4th – good luck!!
Beautiful, beautiful pictures! A lot of our vacations are just visiting family, but I'd love to have a "place" we go every summer. That would be amazing.
It looks like you guys had a pleasant time! I love the pictures of the cute little crab! Beach days are always nice.
Amazing pictures. It looks like you all had a great time. And I think we could all use more granny cuddles.
I like the photos. They seem so alive and vibrant that give us the feel that we are out there in the beachfront too.
Ah beautiful photos and awesome memories to look back on. Your kiddos are so cute!!
This sounds like an amazing beach indeed and the kids look like they are having a blast for sure. Newquay sounds like an amazing place to visit for sure. I love these photos and they really are memories for you all. Thanks for sharing.
So many gorgeous photos. This looks like an awesome place to make lovely memories. I love the beach fronts, I havent taken my kids in ages though. This looks great. – Jeanine
You just made me miss the beach a LOT! And you took such great photos. I bet you guys had a great time
Those pictures make me want to go visit there and if I ever make it over "the pond" I surely will.
Aww! I love your description of your childhood memories and the red crabs snuggled under seaweed. You're a great writer. Your descriptions make me want to visit because it almost brings me some sort of nostalgia! Thanks for sharing.
I love the beach. It is my favorite place to be. I love the shot of the crab. It is a great picture.
I am loving your pictures! It looks like you all had an amazing time, your children are beautiful!
What great memories with your family! We try to pick a different vacation destination each year so we can see more of the world.
What beautiful photos you captured. There is nothing better than cuddles from grandma. You have a lovely family and it looks like everyone enjoyed their staycation.
I feel like people always underestimate the awesomeness of a staycation.