There was endless space on the (sandy) beach, the family nearest us played a rowdy game of rounders with no fear of hitting anyone other than themselves. We could have hired deckchairs, loungers and windbreaks for the fraction of a cost of a European coffee. In fact we opted for towels on the sand and the chance to bury the children, well at least one of the runners!
We paddled, runner 2 swam. Although I will grant that the water is somewhat cooler than the Caribbean the sun was out in full force and it was glorious. We had fish and chips for lunch and we cooled down with a walk along the front, a play on the pier and an impromptu shower on the log flume at the Pleasure Beach.
Simple pleasures at home and not a single hour wasted at the airport J