This year we stayed at my grandparent's house. They live close to Land's End and you can see the sea from every window in their house. It's a beautiful setting, but we couldn't travel all the way to the tip of Cornwall without spending some time in our favourite place - St Ives. We spent two glorious days on the harbour beach. Swam in the sea, saw a seal, collected shells and built plenty of sand castles, that Josephine would squashed instantly.
Here are some pictures of our St Ives adventure...
ps. the towel Phiney's wearing above is a genius beach essential made by my Grandma. It's a tube of (the most awesome) toweling fabric, with elastic at the top, so you can wear it round your neck or your waist when you're getting changed on the beach without flashing everyone. My Dad and my aunts wore it when my grandparents bought them to St Ives when they were kids, and we did when we were kids too. It makes me smile so big to see Josephine wearing it now. It's a family heirloom :)