Last weekend the weather was sunny, warm and ideal for a trip to the seaside.
Me and my partner drove to Southend, which is an hour away from where I live and the nearest seaside town.
We parked up near the shops and I popped into Boots and Superdrug for a few beauty items, which I posted about in my Mini Beauty Haul. Southend has a long street of shops that leads down to the sea, so it took a bit of restraint for me to stop at just two shops!
Walking towards to seafront, you can see the small theme park, Adventure Island in the distance. It was called Peter Pan’s when I was a child and was always a place I visited with family. I still occasionally go on some of the bigger rides in the summer months, but I didn’t this time.
Instead I headed for the fresh, hot sugary doughnuts, which are only ever really sold in seaside towns like this and are truly delicious. They’re also super filling and go well with an icy Slush Puppie.
After our sugary feast, we decided to find a nice spot and relax on the beach. It was teeming with people, so we walked further down and found a slightly quieter spot. Now Southend isn’t known for having a nice beach, in fact there are no nice beaches near me given that I live in London. However, on a hot day, nothing beats stretching out on a sandy or in this case, stony beach.
The tide was out, but we watched as people strolled far out to reach it. The atmosphere was calm, relaxed, everyone just content the weather was warm enough to be outside. We stayed like this for quite some time before moving onto the amusement arcades.
Southend has lots of arcades opposite the beach and this is part of the draw of coming here. We played on the 2p machines, the original Pac-Man and a horse riding game amongst others.
As the evening drew to a close we headed back to the car for the journey home, already planning a return visit in the summer.