Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Strandhill

Yesterday afternoon we were all sitting around the house. I was contemplating tackling the washing mountain, when Andy suggested we go to the beach.

Strandhill Beach

Tough call – the washing mountain or the seaside? The seaside won! We headed to Strandhill which is about a 15 minute drive from home. We are so lucky because we are surrounded by the most magnificent beaches here in Sligo.

The Dunes

Although Strandhill isn’t safe for swimming it’s always well worth a visit for a walk along the beach or to watch the surfers. It’s a busy little village with a friendly atmosphere and there’s always something to see and do.

Strandhill windsurfer

Yesterday there was a windsurfer and a kite surfer out. I want to try both of those! I haven’t been into the sea since my adventures last year and I really miss it. I never thought I’d hear myself say that as not long ago I was terrified of it.

Kite Surfing

We had a lovely walk along the beach, walking up an appetite. Shells Cafe is now open until 8pm so we went in there for lunch/dinner. It was fabulous! Huge portions and so tasty.

Seasonal Salad, Shells, Strandhill, Sligo

I had a gorgeous seasonal salad made with goats cheese and strawberries. I would never have thought this would work but it was delicious.

Chocolate Cake

Of course you all know what I think about cake and there happened to be a chocolate cake screaming at me from the counter. Sure it would have been rude not to eat it! It was so moist and chocolatey, it was slightly heated and served with a mountain of cream – actually I’m starving now just typing this!

Shells Little Shop

After our feast we had a look around Shells Little Shop, a really quirky shop with gifts, food and more. The tomatoes were the size of tennis balls! We checked out the amusements – lost a couple of euro – and headed to The Strand pub to round off our evening.

Cloudy Strandhill

It was so lovely to sit outside with our drinks, listening to the waves and watching the clouds roll in. Such a wonderful way to spend an evening. We really should do it more often.

 

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4 thoughts on “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

  1. Ellanor Aquitaine says:

    I love it too! I am lucky to live in a seaside city so traditional fish and chips by the sea is always a good break. Or just a simple picnic on the sand, with a backdrop of Jurassic cliffs … Perfection. Wish someone served chocolates cakes here though .. There’s no shops by the beaches except an occasional chip shop …

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