I hope you're all having a good week. The weather has certainly become changeable and much colder than it was over the Bank Holiday weekend.
So, what's happened since I last posted? Not a lot really. Like normal, I've mainly been working, but I guess that's the same for most of us. Plus, numerous friends on Facebook have let me know that a certain football team have made the play-off final at Wembley on 27th May.
On the (Bank Holiday) Monday before last, having worked all day on Saturday and Sunday, I decided to take the family to the beach. I didn't tell them which beach we were going to. I didn't want to go somewhere too busy so the closest beach, Brighton, was a no go for us. Plus Brighton has a pebble beach and I wanted to go somewhere sandy.
I looked on the internet and found a placed called West Wittering. It looked great, is fairly out of the way and has sandy beaches. We left at 7:30am and arrived at the beach by 9:00pm. As we had left so early, there was practically no traffic.
At West Wittering, there is a long road down to the beach area, where there is adequate parking and a beach cafe. Apart from that, there is little else. There are toilet facilities, beach huts and a small shop next to the cafe that sells footballs, spades, buckets and other beach toys.
We had a full English breakfast at the beach cafe. The breakfast was pretty good, although there wasn't a vegetarian option for Maria. When I asked if they served a vegetarian breakfast, I was told blankly that no-one had ever asked for such a thing.
After breakfast, we found a spot on the beach and laid out our towels. Being near the mouth of Chichester Harbour, the sea is quite gentle so ideal for kids. We went for a paddle several times. The beach is lovely and by 11am was quite busy.
I recommend you bring food with you if you are visiting West Wittering as there are very few amenities. For lunch, we were hoping to get fish and chips, but ended up getting just chips from the beach cafe, which were mediocre and expensive. Barbecues are also permitted on the beach, so long as you take away your rubbish afterwards.
The main thing is that Noah and Iris did enjoy their day out. It was a fun way to spend Bank Holiday Monday and I would recommend West Wittering if you fancy a sandy beach that is a little quieter and a little more relaxed than some other beaches on the south coast.