We visited a few beaches whilst we were in Cornwall, but by far my favourite was Fistral Beach in Newquay. The sand was so fine and powdery we could hardly walk on it. The sea was choppy and freezing cold but the day warm enough for it to be bearable. We went late in the day, so the sunbathers had gone alhtough there were still lots of dogs running around.
It was the kids first experience of the beach, they initially loved it until they got soaked and cold and wanted to go home. I enjoyed letting the sea wash over my feet, I cannot recall a time when I have let go and let my feet get dirty, my shoes full of sand and my clothes get wet like this. There is something so soothing about the sea and I could feel so much slipping away - small niggles and tensions, things that sit at the back of your mind and never let you wind down completely. I definitely need to do this more often.
For some gorgeous pictures which make mine look piddling in comparison, check out Long Suffering Sister's Flickr page which has her pictures of our Cornwall trip and Kooky Little Sisters blog which has pictures of Fistral Beach (including one of me trying to sunbathe in an abayah!) and St Michael's Mount where we nearly got stuck on the Island.