A Spring Day at the Beach

*This post is in association with Sentinel Leisure Trust

We have lived in Lowestoft for almost 3 years now and I don’t think I’ll ever tire from having the beach on our doorstep. I think it’s going to be one of our favourite spots forever! I can’t imagine never taking a stroll along the seafront. Just like us, Joshua adores the beach and it is always on his top list of places to go – in all weathers. Windy, sunny or even snowing, we’ll be there.

As Jamie has taken the week of work, we decided to get ourselves a beach hut, so we could make a day of it. With our picnic, a table, a ball, Joshua’s scooter and bucket & spade we were ready for a Spring day at the beach! Despite the sun trying to come out, it was by no means warm but being wrapped up in our coats and wellie boots, it didn’t matter.


We left our picnic in our beach hut while we ran for the beach – the first thing Joshua wanted to do was dig in the sand and build some sand castles. It was right here on this beach where Joshua stepped on sand for the first time and ever since it’s been one of his most-asked for spots to visit throughout the year.

I never grew up going to beaches and didn’t live particularly close to one either but living with one on the doorstep now has made me realise that they really aren’t just for Summer holidays in the baking heat; there is endless amounts of fun to be had. I actually think we spend more time at the beach in the colder months than we do when it’s warm!


After spending some time digging in the sand, Joshua legged it for the sea. We always go armed with his bucket ready to load up with pebbles to throw into the sea. Joshua also usually insists on taking some of them back home (this boy has stacks of pebbles and stones on his shelf).

After having some lunch in the beach hut, we then headed to the arcades. One of the reasons why we prefer this time of the year is that not only is the beach quiet and peaceful but so are the arcades – there are no queues or bustling around to find a free slot machine, Joshua is able to run around and have his pick of the lot.

A trip to the beach of course doesn’t count unless you make a visit to the doughnut stand or for some fish and chips, so for dinner this is where we headed! But not before having a stroll to the small park nearby and just wandering around enjoying being outside.


The beach isn’t just for Summer, our little family enjoy it through all seasons and so can you! If you are planning a visit to Lowestoft or perhaps even live here, I couldn’t recommend hiring out a beach hut more. If you were interested, you can hire out the beach huts along Lowestoft seafront by visiting their website. From just £27.50 a week – BARGAIN!

Go make some memories!


*Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with Sentinel Leisure Centre

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