We have been enjoying the lovely warm weather and it was great on Sunday to get to the coast. I love all the East Anglian coast and we have several favourite beaches, depending on what we want to do. Frinton is pretty close and wins for best sandy beach around here. It is smooth with a gentle inclination into the sea - so great for children who will love building sandcastles there too - the sand sticks and you can make excellent moated castles!
I took my first dip in the sea of the year - the water was cool, but refreshing and it felt like hot bath water as I walked back into the shallows afterwards! I really enjoy swimming backwards and forwards between the breakwaters and as the tide was coming in there were some good rolling waves too.
There was also a treat in store with an amazing range of kites flying on the green above the beach. Several goldfish kites and squid as well as a spectacular egg and chips kites with sausages and mushrooms below. All looking fantastic in a wonderfully blue sky. The day was rounded off with delicious ice cream from the Coffee Parlour at the top of Connaught Avenue!
The sea is not far from here and last Saturday we went swimming at Frinton. After getting over the ice cold chill of getting in, it was beautifully refreshing to swim in the sea, with clear water and a dissolving horizon - amazing for the first day of October! Although the photo doesn't show it there were quite a few people there, eating lunch outside their beach huts, building sandcastles (the sand is the best on the east coast) and swimming in the sea.