Adventures // Danes Dyke, East Yorkshire

‘Beach Sunday’ has really taken off in our household! We are thoroughly enjoying visiting a new beach every weekend, and yesterday saw us explore Danes Dyke – which is about a 60 minute drive from our village.

Danes Dyke had been recommended to me through my #WhereMyWelliesTakeMe hashtag on Instagram (thank you @tcnads!) and I have to admit that it might be my favourite Yorkshire beach so far.

I have this dream where we move to the coast, the children spend the days rockpooling in fairisle knits, and we are on a permanent adventure. Enid Blyton meets Swallows and Amazons – only I tag along too!

Danes Dyke was the sort of beach I had always envisaged in these dreams, so I was a bit excited when we arrived.

Located in between Bridlington and Flamborough, Danes Dyke is a beautiful nature reserve, with a steep track down to the beach. The beach itself is set against dramatic white chalk cliffs, with amazing white pebbles everywhere. There were rock pools to explore, other families were fossil hunting and best of all – the weather was so mild that the children and I discarded our coats on the pebbles and explored in just our jumpers.

Spring is on the way!

When we first arrived, the sky was oddly hazy and a bit misty. That soon lifted though and the sun was gorgeously warm.

Busby lost her first tooth in the early hours of Sunday morning (and swallowed it!), so she was proudly showing her gap off to everyone!

I set Nick up with my camera again and he took some gorgeous photos of me with the children! I’m very much enjoying training him up (and I think/hope he’s enjoying it too!). #InstagramHusband!

Not only does Danes Dyke have an incredible beach, it has the best of both worlds with the nature reserve at the top of the track. We’re looking forward to going back and exploring the woods soon!

I can see us spending many days at Danes Dyke – especially as the weather gets a bit warmer. We’re going to take our buckets, spades and nets for sand castle building and rock pooling next time.


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  1. 19th February 2018 / 10:23 am

    Oh my gosh it looks gorgeous. I’m adding it to my dog walking list.

    • 19th February 2018 / 12:54 pm

      It was perfect Franki! Let us know if you’re going during the weekend and we’ll come and join you xx

  2. 20th February 2018 / 11:57 am

    Love the new header and thanks for the hashtag suggestion too. This looked a fab day out and your photos are just beautiful! x

  3. 20th February 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Your blog always gives me the best ideas of places to visit Hannah, I love it! Gorgeous photos and I really like the jumper H has on! x

  4. 20th February 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I need to train my husband up! Looks like a lovely day at the beach, I love a good recommendation x

  5. 20th February 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Oh this makes me want to just up sticks and move to the coast. I really miss living nearer to the coast. Gorgeous photos!

  6. 20th February 2018 / 9:53 pm

    Oh this looks just gorgeous. I just love that you have beach sunday! What an adventure for the kids every weekend. The photos are gorgeous – especially those with you in. It’s nice for us to be in them sometimes isn’t it?!

  7. 21st February 2018 / 7:21 am

    It looks gorgeous! Much as I love the beaches here in Sussex the more northerly beaches are quick striking and dramatic with their cliffs and fossil potential! Love that one of you four strolling across the beach!

  8. 22nd February 2018 / 9:12 am

    That beach looks amazing, I love the white stones. My daughter is very sensitive to the cold so our visits to the beach this winter have been very brief! She does love sliding down the banks of pebbles though. #ourweekendhappy

  9. 22nd February 2018 / 8:51 pm

    That looks like such a beautiful beach to explore and the photos show how much you all clearly enjoyed it. #ourweekendhappy

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