Side Street Style: Sand and Simplicity at Llantwit Major

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29/08/2017

Sand and Simplicity at Llantwit Major


sand bucket


Even though we have been very busy this summer holidays our main focus has been on simplicity, especially when we are home and not travelling or in the city. Personally I tend to avoid crowds, busy and over stimulating places and find that we always have the best time when we strip things back, get outside and just enjoy nature. 

A day at the beach is a summer stable but even that can be overwhelming and stressful and it's easily to find yourself bombarded by all the noise of a busy beachfront which is why we opted for more rugged and quieter parts of the Welsh coastline. One of our favourite beaches in Llantwit Major especially if you time the tide right and exposes an array of rock pools in which to spot some crabs and fishes as well as a large sandy beach and inspiring coastal walks. 


seaside fun

Welsh coastline


We headed down just after lunchtime with little more than some towels and a bucket and spade. Despite it being a dry and fairly sunny day it was Wonderfully quiet meaning the kids go run and splash to their hearts content and be as loud as they wanted. We spent a few hours wading through the shallow waters, taking in all the fresh air and building sandcastles, it's such a beautiful location its easy to feel like your somewhere further south. Llanwit Major is pretty popular with surfers and being a keen surfer myself I really enjoyed sitting and watching them, as did the boys.


Coastline

Patagonia t-shirt


Besides one small seaside shop cafe there is nothing else here unless you want to walk into the town of Llantwit Major which would be around a 15-20min walk through some fields and past all the chocolate box seaside cottage you pass on your way down to the beach carpark (which is free!). We ended the day with ice-creams because I mean you have to have an ice-cream when your by the seaside and it was just one of those really simple (and cheap) days out.


beach time


10 comments:

  1. It looks like everyone had fun and I am loving the FeMINIst tshirt x

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  2. I adore the photos; they all look like they are having a mega amount of fun! I've actually never been to the a Welsh coast but agree with you; I also prefer a more quieter place so will have to check it out :)

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    1. You should come to the Welsh coastline for a staycation - there are some fantastic spots, especially in West Wales

      Laura x

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  3. There is nothing like that sea air! My kids always sleep really well after a trip to the beach, hope yours did too x

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    1. Mine too! Fresh air certainly does the trick

      Laura x

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  4. Terrific post but I was wondering if you
    could write a litte more on this subject? I'd be very grateful
    if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

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  5. Gorgeous pics. I've actually never been here. How shameful is that?! Will defo have to visit x

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    1. You must try and go Kerry - its one of our favourite beaches as it's usually fairly quiet even on warm sunny days

      Laura x

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  6. We wanted to do more costal walks this summer but unfortunately the weather played its hand against us when we were free. We love quieter beaches too, not like Bournemouth beach down here! #CountryKids

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  7. Sometimes in summer it is lovely to leave the crowds behind and find a secluded beach to enjoy for yourself. Your photos are beautiful and my goodness the boys are looking more and more grown up every time I see them! I guess like us all the local beaches will be quiet again this week with the schools going back, that usually means a return to the hot weather too! Fingers crossed for some after school beach time!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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