Barkby Beach, North Wales | Photo Diary

Hey everyone! I hope you've all had a fantastic week so far. Did you know it's National Chocolate Day? So it's the perfect excuse for you to go get yourself some of your favourite chocolate treats. I've already devoured some Cadbury Dairy Milk caramel nibbles :) Today's post is my last photo diary from my recent trip to North Wales. The weather for most of the week was miserable, but it brightened up for just enough time on the last day to go to the beach. Yay! I managed to tick off some of my summer bucketlist. Enjoy! 

Barkby Beach, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Barkby Beach, North Wales, North Wales Beach,

Me and my family stayed in the coastal town of Prestatyn, which is around a 15 minute drive away from the popular North Wales holiday town, Rhyl. We stayed at a Pontins resort, and it was great fun because I haven't been to a Pontins since I was around 10 years old. It was interesting to see how the characters from the children's entertainment had changed; I so prefer the 90's ones! Who else went to Pontins when they were kids?

There was a beach literally 5-10 minutes walk down the road called Barkby Beach and it was beautiful, surrounded by gorgeous sand dunes and with an awesome pile of huge rocks scattered with seaweed and with little pools underneath. It was a really windy day which was fantastic for flying kites so my brother was very happy! He'd brought a few kites with him, and my favourite was the big cobra one that you can see in one of my photographs. It was so colourful and it's long green and black striped body/tail looked so impressive dancing around in the sky. 

It was so relaxing to stroll down the beach, to feel the sand between my toes and to wade in the pools and streams of saltwater. I have always loved collecting shells since I was little and this beach was covered in such pretty ones, so I picked up a few to bring home with me. It was a shame that it starting raining as soon as I'd made it down to the sea, and I had to put my camera away. I also managed to stand on some soft, sinking sand and my leg got engulfed by it hahaha it was covered in some thick black stuff that looked like tar mixed with squid ink. It was gross and really hard to get off. Oh the joys of going to the the beach! 

I managed to pick up some cheap buckets and a little spade for only 50p so before we went back to our chalet for something to eat, I got to release my inner child and play in the sand. I ticked 'build a sandcastle' off my summer bucketlist, even though it was definitely not a very grand sandcastle! The tide was too far out for me to collect water to make a moat but it still had fun. I felt a little like Godzilla when I detroyed my sandcastles before we left the beach! I wish we'd had more time in Prestatyn and much nicer weather so I could have explore the sand dunes and spent more time by the ocean. I'd love to go back to this beach some day :)

Thankyou for reading!


What's your favourite thing about going to the beach? Do you have any summer holiday plans this year?

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11 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a fantastic time! I miss the beach. I grew up fairly close to the seafront & while it wasn't a very clean beach, we often spent time on the pavement part of the seafront in the summer. I miss it living in the middle of the country, so it's been lovely to see your photos! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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    1. Thankyou :) I really did, I wish I was still there! That sounds so lovely growing up on the coast. My local beach is Blackpool (about an hour away on the train) and that was very clean when I was a kid either! I still had a wonderful time there. I bet you have so many lovely memories of your childhood by the beach. I'm glad you enjoyed my post :) x

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    2. wasn't very clean* I mean haha :D litter everywhere, the sea was pretty much brown :D

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  2. It looks like you had a fabulous time! I love going to the beach and I love building sandcastles. My husband isn't a fan of sand though so we hardly ever go to the beach! I love your photos - the beach looks very peaceful! xx

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    1. Thanks hun :) I wish I could go back now! It didn't feel like we got to spend enough time there. At least I'm not the only one who still love building sandcastles :3 Oh no, that's a shame! I hope you get to go soon though. Thankyou! It really was so calm, there was only one other family who came to the beach when we were there, and a few people walking their dogs who stopped to chat about the kites my brother was flying x

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  3. This is lovely! i love beaches this time of year as they are so calming to walk across
    Amy x
    amyrosexoxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou :) I definitely agree! I wish there was one closer to my hometown x

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  4. Lovely post! This beach looks beautiful- there are no stones to be seen! Also your photos are lovely! It sounds like you had a great time! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awww, thankyou :) I'm happy you liked it! It was such a pretty beach! Are there lots of stony beaches where you're from? x

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  5. I am so glad you had a lovely time! Nothing beats a Welsh beach! I love the ones in South Wales in a place called cardigan! I highly recommend you visit if you get the chance xxx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. Thanks so much! I agree, they are some of the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen! Oooo, I'll definitely add Cardigan to my list :) x

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