Last week I shared a post called 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Over the summer holidays, our girls and I will be trying to do as many of these as we can.
Before we started, we were able to tick a number of the activities off that we’d already done. Once we’d done this, we had a look at what was left. The girls decided that they’d like to explore rock pools, so that’s exactly what we did the weekend before last.
My husband and I were weighing up where was best to go and we decided on Rest Bay. We usually go to Trecco Bay when we go to the beach so Rest Bay was a nice change. I don’t think I’ve ever been there before, but I have to say it’s now my new favourite beach!
There are no rides, souvenir shops or bouncy castles in sight! Perfect! Just a beach with a lifeguard station and a small cafe selling ice cream and pasties!
After we parked the car which was just £2.80 for the day, we headed down to the beach. There’s a toilet block on the way which is good to know!
The day before, we purchased two big nets from our local Spar shop for just £1.99. I was a bit concerned that they’d be too big, but turns out they were perfect!
R and M loved exploring the rock pools. They found lots of snails and fish of all different types and sizes. Both girls were very excited when they managed to catch a fish each with their nets all by themselves!
Sadly we didn’t managed to catch a crab, which is also an activity on the National Trusts list, but we’ll save this for another day!
After exploring the rock pools, R and M, had fun writing their names in the sand, building sandcastles and playing in the sea which was surprisingly warm!
One thing to bear in mind when visiting Rest Bay is to go early! We arrived around 9.30am which was perfect, but some people arrived around 1.30pm and most of the beach had disappeared under the sea as high tide was at 2pm!
Before we headed back to the car, we wandered along the cliff top and the views were amazing!
We had such a wonderful day down Rest Bay, and I genuinely can’t wait to go back again! I wonder what activity we’ll do next!