Monday, 9 December 2019

Beach Life in Winter

After visiting the friendly seals, we took in what was a bit of a nostalgia trip for my stepfather as we made our way along the coastal resorts of the Lincs coast on a bright but freezing day.

The beaches were huge, sandy and presumably because it was winter, clean. But the resorts are mainly awful, with horrific mock casinos polluting the seafronts as councils have let any idea of sensible planning and design fly out of the window. Mablethorpe and Chapel St Leonards are particularly horrific. Skegness, which always has a bad reputation, is actually a nice town where the amusement arcades are at least pleasant tat, and development much more restrained.

Even on a cold day, there were still enough people there to justify having the ice cream and doughnut stalls open.

Sutton on Sea beach, the one south of the actual resort by the golf course, was our family's favourite. Lots of beach anglers catching the odd whiting, and the welcome sight of a couple of tiny, white bellied sanderling skittering along the waters edge feeding.

Lines of shells marked various tide lines, some beauties amongst them, and lots of edible crab remains too for some reason.

We had a lovely day.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 09.12.19


  1. Our beach does not have many shells. Great photos again. I love Sanderling. Though they are quick.

  2. I never go to the coast without returning with a shell or two in my pocket. There's something "so awful that it's fun" about some seaside attractions, the more run-down the better!

  3. I love the seashells.. I actually like visiting the seaside out of season. So pretty and calm!

  4. Lovely photos of the beach and shells. I'm often surprised by how many crab remains there are

  5. Just wanted to call out Paul for his fantastic service through my home buying process - from identifying the best rate through to obtaining approval and settlement. This was my first home purchase and I think it's fair to say that it would have been significantly more challenging without his help. Paul was on top of everything that needed to be done - going the extra bit in dealing with the bank and conveyance to ensure that the whole process was concluded smoothly. The best part was that Paul was always there to answer any questions and provide support, making life much simpler. Highly recommended! or Call/Whatsapp: +1 (270) 560-0820

  6. I have never seen anything that has worked so effective like Chief Dr Lucky spell that was able to bring my lover back to me within 48 hours. I run into luck on that beautiful day that i found Chief Dr Lucky contact details on an article that someone wrote about Chief Dr Lucky i had no choice that to contact and trust him. Chief Dr Lucky shocked me because i was not expecting to get a positive result as fast as that because the way my boyfriend left me was terrible, he lift me for my friend and i was told by Chief Dr Lucky that she used a black magic spell on him. Since the return of my lover i have made a promise that i will write out Chief Dr Luck on the internet and his contact details are +2348132777335 and via email: . His website: