From Bath to the beach
We might not have the hot sea breeze or swaying palm trees found abroad but there’s plenty of fun to be found by heading to Britain’s beautiful beach resorts – home to fresh fish and chips, the bucket and spade, and nostalgic amusements.
Prepping for a family day out at the beach has its challenges. For most, this includes manically searching the house for the sun cream and packing the car full of the seaside essentials –a change of clothes, snacks, towels, the list goes on!
Whether you’re visiting the beach at home or abroad, the preparation that goes into your coastline escape is often underestimated, but there are plenty of tricks out there to help you make the best packing decisions. In fact, online travel agent, Travel Republic has created a beach hack guide bursting with 50 ideas to help you out.
The people of Bath love the seaside as much as anyone, but where are the best beaches to visit when you live in the city? Here are three sandy destinations to try…
St Audrie’s Bay
Sun’s out? Why not head off for a lovely walk along the pebbled coastline of St Audrie’s Bay. This beach is perfect for a relaxed day out or sunny afternoon with the family and, if you like exploring, there’s even stunning waterfall close by. Its pebble and sand shoreline will keep you coming back for more!
The Victorian seaside hotspot is popular with locals looking to spend their days under the sun, walking along the promenade and listening to the sound of crashing waves. Traditional seaside entertainment can be found on the pier and, if you’re taking the dog along, there are great walking routes to be enjoyed after an ice-cream. Recommended routes are the coastal path along the River Severn and Poet’s Walk.
Weston Super Mare Beach
Golden sands? Yes, please! If you’re looking for the ultimate British seaside experience then you will find it at Weston-super-Mare beach, which is under 90 minutes away from Bath. The busy seafront boasts tempting fish and chip shops and the classic amusements we all crave when visiting the coast. You can also take a walk along the two-mile-long promenade to take in everything this Victorian resort has to offer, while there are donkey rides available for the little ones. Don’t forget the bucket and spade!