Yes, it was 4 degrees and the hills were still covered in snow. I may have been brought up with sea and sand equalling summer and swimming, but really, I never liked swimming anyway so personally I don't have an issue with the temperature. And the kids didn't complain either. There were treasures found, shells collected and dinosaur footprints created, apart from rather a lot of running about on the flats at low tide (our timing had been perfect).
I like the way toddlers are naturals at yoga poses. Unlike their mama.
We did have ice cream because surely, a trip to the beach without an ice cream just doesn't feel right.
We also had the most amazing late lunch at Popeye's.