Two day budget beach holiday in Eastbourne with my six-year-old

As family holidays go you can’t beat a getaway to the beach. Sand, sea and surf is all you need and it’s enough to keep even the most active of kids happy. So now that we’re in the long summer break in the UK I thought it would be nice to catch a family break in the sun.

Unbelievably it’s been extremely hot here in the UK, with the second hottest day on record ever recorded yesterday. I don’t really remember a time when the weather has been so charming. I lived in London for nearly ten years between 2000 and 2009 and I don’t remember summers being this generous and winters being this mild.

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10 Tips for a better beach day with children in Cape Town

Going to the beach is not as simple as walking out the door if you have children. There are so many factors to take into account like avoiding the midday heat, the traffic, the tourists and the costs, to mention a few. Also, how can you ensure that you’ve got everything you need? Cause let’s face it, there’s always something essential that gets left behind! Here’s some tips that I’ve come up with to make your beach trip a pleasant experience. My family and I learned most of these lessons the hard way, so take heed so you enjoy your beach excursion rather than curse it.