Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Formby Beach

We spent Sunday at Formby beach....when we eventually got there! We had never been before but had heard it was lovely so we fancied giving it a go.
I think everyone in the north west was heading in the same direction! We had to park about 15 minutes walk away so we set off to the beach with our granny bag! This has to be one of our best buys ever! As we don't often take the buggy to the beach (who in their right mind likes dragging a buggy over sand?), we needed something to carry everything in. With two young children we never travel lightly and a trip to the beach, especially when camping, is no exception. Towels, buckets and spades, beach tent, picnic rug, wet suits to name just a few bits....so our gorgeously coloured granny bag was purchased and it is fantastic.
When we got to Formby beach we had to climb over a big sandy hill and then the whole beach was stretched out in front of us.
We set up our beach tent near a warm pool of sea water that had been left from the sea going out. The kids got straight into building sandcastles so we took the opportunity to lie down and sun bathe for 10 minutes.

 We then had a wander to the sea, which took about 5 minutes to get there.


 One thing I was surprised at was the amount of jelly fish lying around and Megan had great fun reminding us not to stand on them!
The sea was lovely and warm, just beautiful so we spent a while paddling and collecting a few shells. We then wandered back up and had a picnic lunch and then went for a play in the sand dunes. They were amazing. Beautiful warm and sandy. Great for playing in.




Before we left we treated ourselves to an ice cream.....which was certainly needed after trekking back up the hill to get off the beach!

Check out the granny bag!


  1. Hooray for the Granny Bag! Great photos of you all having a lovely family day out at a fab beach. Thanks for sharing your day out with Country Kids.

  2. I am so getting a granny bag! What fab pictures. Looks like a great day! We were just at the beach too and it's the same with all the jelly fish (thankfully easy to spot) and the long walk to actually reach the water!

  3. I saw someone at a theme park recently with a granny bag - fantastic idea! When the buggy goes I'm getting one!