Number four is a boy after my own heart and when asked what he wanted to do for his birthday he replied, “the seaside”
His first choice was Brighton which is my first love but with him wanting to take his new gokart we talked him round to Whitstable as I knew he would be able to ride freely along the seafront and make the most of his new toy.
We visit Whitstable a few times a year and stayed there last Easter. I love the simplicity of this seaside town with its narrow streets housing pretty little shops, beautiful fish restaurants everywhere you turn and long stretches of unspoiled pebbled beaches.
One of the highlights of our stay last year was the breakfast at the Hotel Continenal so we got up extra early to get down there to fill up before our adventures.
Number four was a little disappointed that we had not packed his pyjamas for an overnight stay!
Full to the brim we set off in a walk along the seafront along to Tankerton just outside Whistable. We stopped several times to throw pebbles into the sea, investigate the beach huts and have races with the gokart.
After another stop for tea to warm up once we reached Tankerton we turned back and swapped the gokart for crabbing lines. We had tried to explain to the extremely wilful number four that the chances of catching any crabs would be highly unlikely but there was no wavering and he stood on the edge of jetty shivering like mad but determined to catch a bite.
We finished the day with some hot chips and then headed back to the car after a very chilly but fun filled day.
8 thoughts on “Our Birthday Boys Trip to The Seaside”
Oh! this has brought tears to my eyes. I have spent so many hours on Tankerton beach as my Granny lived just outside the town, I love the fact it is almost exactly the same as when I first started visiting over 40 years ago
Oh I hope it bought back some happy memories!
This is what I love about it, it really feels like you’ve stepped back in time. I would move there in a heart beat x
I love days at the beach when the sky is moody and it is a bit chilly, makes it all the lovely when you get to eat the hot chips.
Lovely photos too.
It’s wonderful isn’t it! Hot chips are a must for warming up with lists of salt and vinegar! X
What a wonderful way to spend a birthday. I love the idea of going down for a good hotel breakfast first, a wonderful way to warm up before hitting the beach. It looks like a lovely day with a little sunshine for you too. Crabbing lines are popular with my children too, a wonderful way to spend a winter’s day. Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids
It was so cold but we still made the most of it!
Going for a breakfast is going to be a must for us now as it really set us up for the day x
Beach days are the best, even if they are chilly and cold, it’s still great to get that fresh sea air. Go kart races sound lots if fun too, I love speeding along on go-karts too! So sweet that he wanted to try crabbing in the cold, I love it when they know their mind, even if I don’t agree with them.
Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x
Awww what a perfect birthday day out!!! I love the beach even in winter. I adore that beach hut as well with the clouds on. You’ve captured some stunning moments here. And that breakfast looks so delicious. *shouldn’t blog on an empty stomach* Thank you so much for linking your adventures to #whatevertheweather x