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.
Occasionally they paused for a rest during our beach walk. Or a leap.
My children searched for shells and picked up drift wood. And watched the waves.
All along the shore were large beach homes. Empty. Summer was over.
They had large windows with views but no one was looking out of them anymore.
And then time passed and it was time to go home with their collections of shells and driftwood.
Shells were washed and scrubbed.
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”
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.
I enjoyed it as much as the kids!
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.
They’re a perfect playground for adults and kids! Thanks for hosting Country Kids.
Wow, those photos are wonderful. Wish I could be there! #CountryKids
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What stunning photos. So simple, a walk on the beach and yet such an adventure and treasure trove!
Yes simple, fun and relaxing. Thanks!
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.
It is wonderful being close to some beaches – very different from living in London.
beautiful beach. where is it?
What amazing photos – beautiful beach. Great collection of shells! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon – even heading into autumn a walk along the beach is lovely.
What gorgeous photos. I do love a wander along the beach 🙂
Your photos are fantastic! x
What a wonderful post Kriss. It looks like a real wow kind of beach, beautiful words and fabulous photos 🙂
Amazing pictures, the beaches look amazing, love the fine white sand…quite different from the mud coloured sand and shingle of our beloved Bristol Channel!
What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. The beach looks fantastic 🙂
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
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!
Aww stunning pictures, makes me want to go to the beach…
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Such a calming pic! So beautiful! 🙂
It was a really relaxing walk!
Oh wow! What a wonderful day, and I love your style of photography, it’s so crisp and clear.
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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.
There is something very peaceful about the beach when it’s not crowded. And thank you.
Your pictures are just lovely. I also really love a peaceful, empty beach. Thanks so much for sharing on WDW 🙂
Gorgeous – you can’t beat time on the beach x
Agreed! No matter what the season it’s lovely to go to the beach.
What a gorgeous beach… Love the shells on display too. xx
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