Oh the bliss of discovering new and beautiful places pretty much on your doorstep. A few weeks back a friend invited me to Merthyr Mawr sand dunes near Ogmore-on-sea a beach we have visited many times but yet had never hear of Merthyr Mawr before. I always get quite excited at the prospect of exploring somewhere new so Mr A and I headed off to what turned out to be a very fun day, so much so that when the bank holiday came around the first thing Mr A wanted to do was take John to see the sand dunes and the ruins of castle nearby.
There is an amazing tree on the top of one of the smaller sand dunes which has the most incredible roots and is perfect for climbing, in fact Mr A ate his lunch up there. The landscape of the place almost reminds me California and the fresh sea air is perfect for the soul. The drive to Merthyr Mawr through little country lands pass chocolate box thatched houses only adds to the magic of the place, as you arrive in the carpark which is a wooded area and doesn't give away much to how amazing and huge the dunes are until you walking through the trees and reach them.
We packed a picnic, put the baby in the sling and spent a few hours walking up and down various dunes and have some good old natural outdoor fun, we also managed to get a little family selfie with all four of us for once. One thing if for sure we will be back here a few times over summer, thats for sure.