Friday, 22 July 2011

Beach life…

We were thrilled last week when so many of our followers shared their beach recommendations. We'd like to extend the theme into this week by asking: What do you love to do on the beach? Are you an intrepid sandcastle-builder? A slave to your suntan? A voracious reader?

If it’s the latter, maybe you’ll be interested in this top ten list of Summer Beach Books from Red Magazine or BBC Radio 4’s Book at Beachtime? Or, take a different perspective on beach reading and discover 30 books that are actually about beaches.

You can top up your sandcastle skills by watching this video: How to build the perfect sandcastle or get inspiration from this amazing sand sculpture that was built on the beach at St Ives.

There’s also plenty of wildlife to see, if you look in the right places. This guide from the Devon Wildlife Trust gives information on local species and their habitats. If you’re a fan of rock pools, here’s a list of five top places to go rock pooling in Cornwall, and you might find this splash-proof guide useful for identifying what you see.

For maximum entertainment, this list of ten best beach games from the Independent will keep everyone occupied and will no doubt cause some envious glances from your beach neighbours. There are plenty of watersports to tempt all ages and abilities too - dip in your toes or dive in head first!

Perhaps you like to use your beach time to brush up on your Yoga technique? Find a tranquil spot, stretch those muscles and breathe in the fresh sea air. If you’re happier in a group, try this option.

So, it’s time to grab your sun lotion and shades and enjoy some beach life in the West Country but before you go, do take a moment to read this beach safety advice from the RNLI.

If you’re still planning a last minute break, take a look at our holiday cottages within a mile of a sandy beach which are still available this August. Don’t forget to give our telephone team a call on 01647 433593 if you need any help finding just the right place.

Happy holidays!