A Country Kid’s Post: An Afternoon in Paignton

Summer feels like it happened ages ago and yet every now and then we still get to experience a warm day, reminding us that in reality, it might actually still be hanging around.

We had a good one, even though this year, we stayed put and didn’t go abroad.  I was looking through my photos and was reminded that I haven’t written about the lovely afternoon spent on the beach in Paignton.

We arrived late afternoon.  I think it was way past five and nearer six.  But the air was still warm in spite the breeze, comfortable enough to have a little play on the sand without feeling chilly and that’s what exactly little T did.

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I love beach huts.  Love the idea of having a little beach-hole where you can just retreat to, whether it’s to have a cup of tea or just somewhere to go to escape or at least know that your belongings are safe from the water and sand.

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 Don’t you just love the look of them too?

And while T was happy playing, I was just snapping away – whatever caught my eye, even the pesky seagulls looked beautiful against the lovely blueness of the sea and sky.

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And then I saw the steam-train from afar …

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and a lone sail boat out in the sea.

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After awhile it was time to go … Has summer really gone?  Perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to experience an Indian summer this year.

Would you like that?

51 Comments

  1. I’ve never been to Paignton but I have been on the train that goes along the coast! I have some family who live in Teignmouth and although I haven’t been for years, remember how beautiful the whole area is. Although you can’t beat a good holiday in a warmer place, I sometimes think we forget just how beautiful our country is, so why not spend a few summers enjoying it, eh?!
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  2. That seems like such a sweet little trip! Whitby is my favourite beach by far, I could pretty much live there, and I’m always envious of those who have the foresight to book a beach hut when the rain starts!

    • It’s a lovely place and I’m sure your boys will enjoy it too like you did as a little girl 🙂

  3. I’m pretty sure we’ve got a never ending summer and I’m totally happy with that! The beach looks lovely, I like the look of the huts too as they’re super cute but I’ve never been in one and curious to see what it’s like. Glad you e enjoyed summer even though you haven’t been abroad. Britain has a lot to offer 🙂

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    • Definitely! And yes, I’m the same, every time I see a beach hut open, I do look, although I try to not to be conspicuous 😉

  4. Wow! I have no words the scenery is beautiful! I’m so jealous you get to go to these amazing places. Even though it doesn’t look like the traditional beaches but is still a stunning place to go. I bet it’s cold since is summer is over 🙁

  5. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to one

    Sounds like the perfect way to end the day. Haven’t been to Paignton in years but remember it being lovely #CountryKids

    • Definitely. When the weather is lovely, the beaches here in the UK can rival any beaches in the world 😉

  6. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    It really does look like you had a wonderful time exploring the seaside in Paignton, it’s a lovely place to explore. The beach huts really do look lovely, it’s a shame that there’s not that many beach huts on the north coast of Cornwall! It’s great to see Little T thoroughly enjoying a little play in the sand, sometimes whilst on holiday there’s nothing better than a little down time like this!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.
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  7. What gorgeous photos! I am quite relieved that the hot weather of last week seems to have eased off. I am definitely ready for Autumn now, though posts like this bring back so many memories of a wonderful summer! #countrykids

    • Thank you. I think I’m ready for autumn too especially since we’ve been enjoying the fires lately 😉

  8. Paignton looks so pretty, and I love the paler pastal colours on the beach huts. And I think this summer’s been great for getting out and about and I see your T is enjoying digging in the sand, although I think I’m ready for Autumn now, too!
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