Blowing a Gale

What fools would go to the beach on one of the windiest day of the year?

That would be us and what an exhilarating day at the beach we had!

We took our scooters which admittedly was a bit of a challenge due to the amount of sand on the promenade, but Isaac loved the fact that he could race Mummy and win!

Bournemouth Beach


The wind propelled us along to the Pier at great speed, where we found a bunch of hardy surfers making the most of the stormy conditions.

Surfing Bournemouth

The kids were fascinated by the surfers, asking questions about why they were paddling through the waves and why they didn’t catch some waves which seemed to break earlier than others.  We stood watching for a good half an hour and the surfer in the red was by far the most skillful and delighted the growing crowds with lots of tricks.  Kian announced that Kitesurfing can be easy to learn and wants us to book him in for lessons!

Surfers Bournemouth

We then headed for the end of the Pier where we watched the waves rolling in and managed to get sprayed by one particularly large one that hit the end of the Pier.  As we headed back down the wind really started to whip up and Isaac and Kian had great fun trying to balance as it blew through the gaps!

Bournemouth Pier

Because the sand was quite thick along the promenade we decided to head into Bournemouth Gardens so the kids could zoom around more easily.  We stopped at the Aviary to admire the birds, although most seemed more keen on staying sheltered.


We did find a rather impressive bird that looked like the twitter symbol made from lids in the art area before heading back to the car.

We made it back just in time as soon as we pulled away the heavens opened…….again!


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

23 thoughts on “Blowing a Gale

  1. becky says:

    They clearly loved the wild weather!
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  2. Looks like loads of fun – we haven’t been to the sea front since the summer. Time for a trip once the weather subsides, I think.
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  3. Your photo’s are brilliant!! What memories 🙂 xx
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  4. Lori says:

    Oh I do love Bournemouth Gardens, I used to live there after uni, so many fun memories. I love the fact you guys went down in the crazy weather, F would have loved to have been propelled by the wind! Great shots of all the surfers too 🙂 x
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  5. wow, I admire surfers in this weather with huge waves… but I bet it is tons of fun
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  6. I love the seaside in the wind, so refreshing! This looks like you had such a great time.

  7. Sarah Bailey says:

    Wow what a blustery day – I bet those surfers were loving it though. Glad you had a lovely time too 🙂 x
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  8. What hardy surfers – not sure I would attempt in with the current conditions. It looks and sounds like you all had great fun with the windy but sunny day, thanks for linking up and sharing your lovely photos of outdoor fun with Country Kids.
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  9. Globalmouse says:

    I love going to the seaside in winter, it’s so much more dramatic. Amazing photos of the surfers too!
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  10. Charly Dove says:

    Brilliant post Kara, love all the photos. Sounds like you had the best time. Love that photo of you on the scooter lovin’ it!

  11. Mummy of Two says:

    Sounds like a great day! I love the beach at this time of the year.
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  12. Oh my, look at those waves!

  13. Looks like great fun!
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  14. Charlotte says:

    You guys are brave! But I bet it was worth it in the end 🙂 x

  15. jenny says:

    Bracing weather for a walk!
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  16. Great that you caught a rain break. It feels fantastic to be out in the cold some times, just as long as you are wrapped up really warm!
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  17. Well done you for braving the elements! Wish this rain would stop…
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  18. I live near the beach, great photos. Looks like your little ones had fun!
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  19. I bet you all had rosy red cheeks when you got back in the car! Looks like a fantastic day out 🙂
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  20. oana79 says:

    Looks like great fun was had, never mind the gales!
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  21. Keri-Anne says:

    this looks like a great day!!! Love the photos of you on the scooter ha! You big kid you 😉 x
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  22. Pinkoddy says:

    The beach is fantastic whatever the weather isn’t it. My friends went to the beach yesterday and also saw surfers.

  23. I love Bournemouth seafront, but I have to confess I prefer it when it’s warmer!!! 🙂
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