“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran.We have had a relatively quiet week and were most definitely missing the sea. With this in mind we planned a trip to one of our nearest beaches from here, Runswick Bay. This beach was recently voted the top beach in the whole of the UK so I was a bit nervous it would be busy. We often enjoy visiting Runswick out of season, so this was our first time visiting in the school holidays. I think picking a slightly unpredictable day weather wise meant the beach was still the quiet bay we always find it.
I thought it was very apt that 3 out of 4 kids had bucket hats on as one minute the heavens opened and the next it was sunny so they did a great job at keeping them dry as well! The weather at the beach certainly can change every few minutes.
In between downpours the most beautiful rainbow formed out at sea and lasted for a good few minutes. I made the most of it and managed to get Teddy to run down the sand for a quick snap.
The kids love Runswick Bay as it’s such a clean beach. It’s full of natural beach treasure including fossils. Daisy did a scavenger hunt for the younger two and asked them to find some beach litter to take away. I like the fact that we never find much litter on this beach as the locals keep it so tidy. As well as the scavenger hunt we also brought along some empty cake sprinkle jars so they could enjoy making beach jars. This is an activity i included in an old beach games blog post from last year.
We also enjoyed spotting sealife and birds on our day out. We found having binoculars handy as there were seals swimming in the bay and birds diving down for fish to watch. There was also plenty of jellyfish of which Fin and Dougie unfortunately found out can give a nasty sting!
If you’re wanting to visit Runswick Bay here is some useful information.