holding crab

With sand between our toes, we combed the Charmouth beach. Searching for fossils and sea glass.


We found plenty of sea glass, crystals and fossils. Just perfect for future crafting projects.

So focused on searching for sea glass, I had to remind myself to look up and take in the view.

green shore crabThe children were thrilled to find little crabs scuttling among the pebbles.

holding the green crab

Irresistible to pick one or two up for a closer  look.

shield bug

Red legged shield bugs. Usually found in forests. Curiously scuttling over the sand.

Charmouth beach

 A perfect few hours, enjoying this part of the Jurassic coast. Can we go again? Let’s hope we don’t leave it another three years.

Joining in with Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids linky. Pop on over for more fun outdoor ideas. Have you been out and about this week?

20 thoughts on “Beachcombing

  • Saturday 4 October, 2014 at 8:54 am

    That looks so lovely… a place we would love to visit!!!

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:40 am

      You would love it!

  • Saturday 4 October, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Beautiful photos, we love exploring on beaches.

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I could lose days on this beach. Wonderful exploring it.

  • Saturday 4 October, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    We love the beach! Your children are a lot braver than me I haven’t found the courage to pick up a crab yet lol #countrykids

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:44 am

      I couldn’t stop them if I tried! They picked them up so carefully, not wanting to harm the crabs or their own fingers.

  • Saturday 4 October, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    We’re huge fans of beachcombing – it makes a trip to the beach so much fun for kids no matter what the weather.

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:45 am

      You are so right! Beaches are great in all weather – well most, I should probably say! 🙂

  • Saturday 4 October, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Fabulous, what a gorgeous, and interesting beach! Love the tiny crab 🙂 My lot would love a beach like that. #CountryKids

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:47 am

      It does make a great place to visit. I’m sure your children would love it….shame it’s a bit far for you!

  • Saturday 4 October, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love exploring on a beach and those little crabs are gorgeous!

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Invasive species to our coasts, from what I read, but that doesn’t stop them being fascinating to see close up.

  • Sunday 5 October, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Ah, I do love a day bimbling on a bach; such lovely photos

    I really must see if I can borrow my new ‘step grandkids to be’ for a trip to the coast!

    • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Walking on the beach is wonderful. Lovely idea to borrow them for a trip. I’m sure they would enjoy it.

  • Monday 6 October, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    A lovely place. I could sit in there hours and hours and wont notice cuz the view is just stunning =) #countrykids

    • Tuesday 7 October, 2014 at 9:18 am

      It is quite stunning. A perfect place to sit and spend time.

  • Sunday 12 October, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Oh a second post from the jurassic coast! Love this section of the British coastline, it holds a special place in my heart as my great aunt used to live in Bridport and had a painting of Golden Cap on her living room wall. Beautiful photos and I love that little green crab, he’s a cutie.

    NIpping over from Country Kids.

    • Tuesday 14 October, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      It is a dramatic view. What a fabulous area to live in.

  • Thursday 23 October, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    what great phtots! love those teeny little green crabs!

    • Saturday 25 October, 2014 at 1:33 am

      They were great to find scuttling among all the fossils.

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