The Beach Life…

Jess McGlynnOctober 28, 2015

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love being near to the beach.  It was one of the major plus points for us moving up north..that we were absolutely desperate to be near to the sea and the novelty still remains almost two years on.

Whether I’m walking the dog, looking to wear the kids out or simply need some fresh air to clear my head (and usually my writer’s block) I head down to the beach.  We are lucky in that there is a long stretch near to Southport including the National Trust beach of Formby which makes the ideal picturesque place to go.

They might not be the sandiest of beaches, and sometimes the sea is pretty hard to spot but I wouldn’t change being this close to the beach for anything.  It has become my go to place without a doubt and I find the sea air so refreshing and uplifting.

Sprinkle, squish between my toes, 

The smell of ocean to my nose. 

I can feel each grain of sand, 

It falls from air into my hand. 
The shells I find along the shore, 
Picked up by birds that fly and soar. 
They sparkle like the ocean’s waves, 
And carry sand from all the lakes. 
I walk along the tip of the sea, 
That’s where my feet leave prints to be. 
I walk all the way to the end of the land, 
The land that holds this beautiful sand.

Morgan Swain


  • Jaime Oliver

    October 29, 2015 at 10:59

    aww Jess what stunning pictures! I have a total affinity with sea and always feel more complete when I am there, beautiful post x

  • Ickle Pickle

    November 5, 2015 at 12:02

    I am lucky enough to live near several gorgeous beaches 🙂 Lovely photos and poem hun. Kaz x

  • Michelle Twin Mum

    November 5, 2015 at 12:02

    I feel exactly the same, we have been at our new home by the beach for just over 2 years too and no it never gets old. Beautiful photos Jess.

  • Sonia

    November 5, 2015 at 12:02

    Such beautiful photos. I desperately want to live near the sea, I miss it so much and am much happier when I am close to the ocean x

  • Globalmouse

    November 9, 2015 at 09:57

    I wish I lived closer to the sea – I'm only about an hour away but would love it to be on my doorstep. Love your photos!

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