Did someone say lockdown?

Well doesn’t this all feel very familiar? The shops are shut, pubs and restaurants are closed but….the sun is out! Yippee! I don’t know about you, but seeing the sunshine again makes makes everything seem ok.

During the first lockdown I made it my mission to #getoutdoors as much as possible. The sun definitely makes that easier, but i’ve also bought ALL the waterproofs in preparation for the long winter ahead of us. A bit of rain isn’t going to stop me from getting out the house!

My plan is to carry on exploring our beautiful area and sharing it with you all throughout lockdown 2.0. My sidekick Paige is now at school, but now i’ve got our new addition Cora coming along for the ride.

Earlier this week we took a little trip over to Woolacombe. Dip down into the village and through the other side up to Marine Drive car park. Sand and sea as far as the eye can see! Park up and explore the South West Footpath or continue down onto the beach itself. It’s very family friendly and suitable for a sturdy pushchair (I took the running buggy).

After a stroll head back up and visit the Porthole cafe (open for takeaway in lockdown!). Perched right at the top of Marine Drive with amazing views over the beach it’s a must visit place. The sandwiches and salads are brilliant and the sausage rolls are the best i’ve ever had! What’s even better is that if you order a takeaway coffee you can still have it in a proper ceramic mug (just drop it back into them when you’re done!).

Woolacombe is about an hours drive from Coastal Cabins and there’s plenty in the area for a great day trip. Stay @coastalcabins and explore our area. There are now just 2 cabins left for Easter weekend so be quick.