A V Family Day Out At Lepe Country Park
We're lucky to live near lots of beaches and one we particularly enjoy visiting is Lepe Country Park because it's not too far to drive and is also good for dog walking. On our most recent visit we didn't have room to take the dog though because we took my parents instead!
There are two main car parks - one just before you get to the beach, this is situated at the top of a cliff next to a kids play-park and green area (the perfect place for flying kites on windy days). We usually park here when we have the dog with us because it leads to the best dog walking routes. The second car park is right next to the beach and this is where we parked on our recent visit.
On a clear day you get a great view of the Isle of Wight from Lepe.
The tide was quite far out so we took grandad on a long walk to get to the water.
N found a big rock to stand on, she was fascinated by the fact that it would be completely submerged when the tide came in.
My little adventurers found lots of tiny crabs on our way to the water.
When we got to the water we were pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't too cold so we all did some paddling.
Once we had thoroughly wet feet and legs we headed back up to the sand where E was sat with nanny and happily having an adventure of her own with the binoculars.
Being a typical boy, T decided to dig a hole in the sand.
While we were having our picnic lunch we got an up-close view of some hungry seagulls. They were flying very low at one point and E thought it was brilliant, she was squealing with delight!
We finished the day off with a visit to the cafe, shop and toilets (a must before any car journey with children).
This was another lovely visit to Lepe. It was a little bit windy, but it was also sunny which meant that it wasn't too hot and it wasn't too cold, it was just right. I'm starting to sound like Goldilocks now so I think I'll end here.
Have you been to Lepe? As always I'd love to hear your thoughts.