We decided to go to Barmouth which is over an hour away from us, lovely sandy beaches and great fish & chips. You couldn't ask for more! When we arrived after some traffic delays I thought we may have been a little ambitious, venturing to the beach on a hot, sunny bank holiday, but once we were parked up we found a lovely little corner of the beach and were set for the day.
It was such a beautiful day, we were so lucky. I sat & watched Nath and Ava build sandcastles and thought back to the last time we took her to Barmouth. She was so little! I kept think of how the next time we come we'll have two children with us and it was such a strange feeling. After some more paddling and collecting seashells with me, we decided to take a walk down to the little harbour front. There are a few lovely restaurant and cafes and a gorgeous ice cream parlour.
We of course had to take a stop at the funfair first where Ava had her fill of all of the rides.
Knickerbockers Ice Cream Parlour is amazing! They have every flavour you can imagine (even a Minion one?!) I'll definitely have one of their ice cream sundaes next time. I went for a red velvet cake batter ice cream while Ava went for her usual chocolate.
We then had one last play on the beach before I queued for what felt like an hour for some fish & chips! Crazy I know but it was honestly so worth it. You can't go to the beach and not have fish & chips!
We didn't leave the beach until it was past Ava's bed time and I had work the next day but we wouldn't have changed anything, we had such a wonderful day. I want to come back to Barmouth every Summer and create lovely memories for Ava and our new baby.
Is there anywhere that you love to visit year after year?