It has been voted ‘number one beach in the UK‘ in recent survey of leading travel writers. I didn’t know this while breathing in the fresh air, but I could tell that the beach will be great just by seeing tall pine trees along the way. Where there are pine trees, there’s a good beach!
As we trotted along the wooden path it so reminded me of the beaches in my homeland Lithuania; beautiful, sandy and surrounded by lovely forests.
Charlie’s mum pointed out the sea lavender, called Limonium, as I just found out. I never heard of a sea lavender so I went to investigate. While my extended family were disappearing in the horizon, I was rolling on the damp lavender carpet, trying to snap a shot or two of the lilac flowers. It looked so beautiful with the sand dunes and blue sky in the background.
It was time to take my shoes off, feel the sand and have a rest. But as soon as I saw a few horses in the distance my feet got me up instantly and carried me towards them. It was quite a sharp walk. The tide that comes in to the beach, also brings lots of shattered shells and leaves the beach with a razor sharp crust.
But never mind the sharpness, I had horses waiting for me! As soon as I made through what looked like never ending stretch of prickly sand, I was hypnotised by the beautiful view. Great timing as well! After a few joyful runs along the beach the bunch trotted off.
Considering that we were on the coast of the North Sea, the water was surprisingly warm. Charlie and I dipped our feet into the water to cool down after a long day of exploring the North Norfolk Coast.