Monday, 19 August 2013

#HolidayPostcards Our week in Cornwall, at St Ives Bay Holiday Park

I have wanted to share my memories from our most recent family holiday in Cornwall for a while now, but time passed and so did the moment, until I happened upon the Travel Supermarket competition This is my #HolidayPostcards entry.

On the 1st of June 2013, my family and I made the journey to St Ives Bay Holiday Park on the North Cornish Coast. We spent a week at the holiday park which overlooks 3 miles of golden sandy beach, with St Ives visible just across the bay. On arrival we were informed that our 'van was "in one of the best spots" and this it was. It had sea views and its own decking area - perfect!

We were almost afraid to wish for sunshine, having had year upon year of caravan holidays where it has poured down with rain for the majority of the time, but this time, we were in the midst of a heatwave and it looked it was going to last for the week. Every day was spent on the beach. The girls played in the sand, paddled in the sea, jumped the waves, went body boarding, made sandcastles and dug holes. Each day a new hole would be dug and that hole would be their house. Seaweed, stones, shells and anything else that they found on the beach would be food, or whatever else their imagination required them to be. They made shelves, a cooker and a sink in the hole and spent the days playing families and shops, every now and again running down to the sea to fetch water for the cooking.

By night we liked to walk along the beach to a pub that was about a mile away. We'd eat and then walk back again, taking in the sunset over St Ives as we went. Each time I looked out to sea at that sunset it just looked even more beautiful than the evening before.

The most perfect thing about this holiday was that we did not have to spend much money entertaining ourselves in the day. A picnic would suffice and time would be well spent just relaxing on the beach. The weather came up trumps for us and made it so memorable due to the simple things we did to pass the time. We wanted it to last forever.

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