There’s something so relaxing about being next to the sea. This year we packed up the car and headed off to celebrate my birthday week rel in Beaumaris. Previously I posted a 24 Hours in Beaumaris Guide, so you can take a read of that if you’re thinking of visiting this beautiful little seaside town.
Going on holiday for my birthday has unconsciously evolved into somewhat of a tradition for us as a family, perhaps it’s because I was born in the height of summer? Whatever the reason I’m happy that this tradition has evolved! Last year we enjoyed a birthday weekend break in the Lakes, which was a real treat. Here are a few pictures and ramblings from this year’s relaxing trip for my birthday week in Beaumaris…
We stayed in a beautiful 6 bed cottage just set back from Beaumaris seafront, which we booked through Sykes Cottages. The property had a lovely shared space and outdoor dining area as well as a hot tub. We were very fortunate to have a record-breaking heatwave hit Great Britain during the time of our holiday, heavenly.
Our days were filled with lazy breakfasts and healthy light lunches in the dappled sunlight under the maple tree. We bought most of our fresh food from Tredici’s, the local Italian Deli who sold a lovely array of fresh produce, cold meats, cheeses and delicious olives. Mr T can also recommend the pizza from Tredicis Restaurant. With the weather being so glorious you could be mistaken for thinking we were on the French Riviera!
I love paddling in the shallows on a hot summers day. I spied several little crabs and a pink jelly fish marooned on the beach. The water was a pleasant temperature which was a surprise. The small boats lapped upon the shore and the seagulls swooped down hoping to steal the chips from innocent tourists.
A trip to Beaumaris wouldn’t be complete without a boat ride out to Puffin Island. We enjoyed a boat trip to spot the tiny birds and watch seals lounging around on the sea edge. The breeze from the sea was most welcome in the hot weather. I do love being at sea (as long as it’s not too choppy!)
Beaumaris Castle is a very impressive structure and well worth an afternoon, if you’re lucky enough you might even catch one of the Medieval festivals they hold at the Castle. We walked the Castle walls and played dress up in one of the many halls.
Just outside of our holiday cottage was a secret garden centre, which was clearly someone’s life passion. The garden was nestled between the old Welsh buildings and was packed with flowers, mature trees and sold fresh potatoes and a small selection of plants. I loved wandering around, smelling the lilac trees and admiring the roses.
We walked down to the seafront at sunset to admire the evening mist and the muted pastel colours. The water and air was so still it was as if we were walking through an oil painting. At points the colour of the sky was reflected perfectly in the still water, had it not been for the boats you could’ve turned upside down and seen the exact same view.
Our week in Beaumaris highlighted a few things to me, the importance of spending time as a family making new memories, my undying love for a vast expansive horizon, my souls yearning to be surrounded by nature, my love of water, afternoon naps and summer sunshine. All those divine things that money can’t buy!
Thanks for reading.