Family,  Lifestyle

Weekend Adventures – Exmouth Beach & Exeter Quay

What a cracking weekend it has been here in Devon, the sun has been shining on us and I’m happy to report that Amelie is well on the road to recovering from her illness last week.


As it was such a nice day yesterday we took an impromptu trip to Exmouth beach, which is about a 5 minute drive from our house. The children were very excited at the thought of a ride on the merry-go-round which has been on Exmouth seafront for decades I can remember my mum taking my sister and me on it when we were little. After that the kiddies had an ice cream with a flake, we walked down to the marina for a look at the boats and along the way we stopped off for a glass of wine and an ale at a bar called The Point. This bar is in a fantastic location right on the marina and serves scrumptious food, it is a real favourite of ours. We were very relaxed watching the world go by, I love people watching (I’m nosy like that).


We love nothing more than walking on a nice summers day so decided to go to Exeter Quay as the walk is beautiful, we have not visited the Quay since last year. On our way we detoured to a new housing estate in Exeter to look at Redrow Homes – oh em geeeee! We had a snoop around the show homes and were left gobsmacked, they were “the dream house”. The décor was stunning, both Amelie and Charlie ran around each picking their own bedrooms.

We arrived at the Quay and parked in The Range car park, I did have an ulterior motive for parking here as I was desperate to browse around Matalan and The Range, I had no idea both shops were clearance shops. We picked up some bargains, I finally succumbed to the “mum coat” I found a Regatta waterproof jacket in bright pink for £9.99 – how could I not buy it? I’ll only be wearing it on the school run so couldn’t really justify spending loads on a waterproof coat like the Joules ones, even though they look super nice.

Anyway, we had a lovely walk in the sun, chatting and telling the children “be careful of the edge of the river” numerous times.

Charlie fell asleep in the car on the way home but soon woke up when I said it was ice cream time. As we hadn’t planned anything for this weekend due to Amelie being poorly I thought it would be a weekend at home, the best days really are the unplanned ones and we have had some fab family time.


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