Just a walk on the beach

Waves on beach

We went for a walk on the beach. Just the kids and me. Two hours one recent afternoon we wandered across the sand in barefeet.

beach walk with kids leap

Occasionally they paused for a rest during our beach walk. Or a leap.beach walk with kids dune grassbeach walk with kids red bucketbeach walk with kidsbeach walk with kids drift woodbeach walk with kids kite

beach walk with kids watching wavesMy children searched for shells and picked up drift wood. And watched the waves. beach walk with kids shell collectingbeach walk with kids shells

All along the shore were large beach homes. Empty. Summer was over.

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They had large windows with views but no one was looking out of them anymore.

beach walk with kids collecting driftwood

beach walk with kids empty lifeguard chair

And then time passed and it was time to go home with their collections of shells and driftwood.

beach walk with kids shell washing

Shells were washed and scrubbed.

beach walk with kids shell collection

And finally their beach trophies were put out on display. Sometimes the most perfect and peaceful beach walks are in the off season when there are no crowds but still plenty of sand to dig and shells to find.

Ocean Road Beach, Bridgehampton

Our walk took place in September – after Labor Day weekend – on Ocean Road Beach in Bridgehampton. There are no amenities but it’s easy to park near here after the summer season. In September kids can enjoy building sandcastles and beachcombing on popular beaches in the Hamptons without worrying about crowds or getting access.

33 thoughts on “Just a walk on the beach”

  1. Shannon@MishmashMama

    Your pictures are just lovely. I also really love a peaceful, empty beach. Thanks so much for sharing on WDW 🙂

  2. Robin @ TheDesigNest

    Such a beautiful place .. looks serene & peaceful. Really great photography – makes me yearn for beach time. Guess I’ll have to settle for the change in Fall colors in my neck of the woods. It’s pretty great too.

  3. I love this. You captured the day at the beach beautifully! I love that you included the empty beach houses with no one looking out their large picture windows. I like that you also included bringing the shells home and washing the treasures from the day. Great post

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. We did have a wonderful day out especially as the summer crowds are gone – and the big houses empty!

  4. What a wonderful post Kriss. It looks like a real wow kind of beach, beautiful words and fabulous photos 🙂

  5. I do love the beach and wish we lived close to one. I can think of nothing nicer than being on the beach all year round-it’s one of those places where you feel so fresh and free. Beautiful photography too.

  6. One of the best places to spend time! Beaches are are great natural playground for everyone, sun, sea and rock pools – what more could you ask for. Thanks for linking up and sharing your beach fun with Country Kids.

  7. Smiling at the idea that it was just a walk on the beach. Definitely my very favourite kind of walk. Lovely trophies as well. Makes me want to head for the beach.

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