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.

Isle of Wight

The tide was quite far out so we took grandad on a long walk to get to the water. 

Lepe

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.

Lepe

My little adventurers found lots of tiny crabs on our way to the water.

Crabs

When we got to the water we were pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't too cold so we all did some paddling.

Paddling at Lepe

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.

Binoculars

Being a typical boy, T decided to dig a hole in the sand.

Digging 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!

Seagulls

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.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  1. I love the Goldilocks bit, that made me smile. Lepe looks like a treasure trove of fun. I love the idea of taking a magnifying glass, I'll have to remember that one. a great looking time for all generations. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. It's amazing what else you can discover when you take a magnifying glass and some binoculars with you! It was a lovely day, thank you for stopping by and commenting :)

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  2. Kate, we haven't been to Lepe for YEARS! Before the boys were born! Your post has reminded me how fab it is and it's gone straight on my staycation list. Thank you x

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    1. We only started going again as the children got a bit older, it's a lovely place!

      Thanks for stopping by Shaz :)

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  3. We live close to Lepe and visited at Easter last year. It was a bit chillier then when you went but we still had a lovely walk and sat outside the cafe for cake. The views of the Isle of Wight were fab. We must go back soon! #CountryKids

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    1. We love walking the dog there when it's chillier, it's lovely even when it's cold isn't it!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

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  4. Looks great - next time we are down that way I think we will make a point of visiting the photos are beautiful. I can't believe you can see the Isle of Wight so well. Love the magnifying glass - great tip :) #CountryKids

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    1. Great! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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