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Abergele and Pensarn Beach

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Yesterday we went to Abergele/Pensarn beach on our way down to Gwynfryn Farm in Pwllheli. Now with this review I am not necessarily saying you should all rush out and visit as I am well aware that it doesn’t have lots to recommend it to others but I will try and explain why me and the rest of the Phillips clan will visit practically every time we pass this part of the North Wales coast.
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My Gran and Grandad (Dad’s Mum and Dad) lived in a large house in Abergele during my childhood and we visited every year for a long time often with other cousins, aunties and uncles. We always made our way down to the beach come rain or shine, with a pocketful of coins for the slot machines, won playing Queenie or New Market. Dad and his brothers and sisters grew up visiting their Great Aunt every summer in Abergele before Gran and Grandad moved into the house so it has childhood memories for all of us and we want our children to experience the same.

Thankfully for us (not necessarily for new visitors) Pensarn beach has stayed the same for a very long time. It’s the same amusement arcade, the same cafe (which is always open come rain or shine) and obviously the same stoney beach for throwing/skimming stones into the sea. It being the North Wales coast there was also the same weather when we visited!

We were only there for a couple of hours, a stop off on the way to our holiday in Pwllheli, but time enough for a play on the kiddy rides/2p machines and the slot machines.

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Abergele and Pensarn beach www.minitravellers.co.uk

Time to throw stones in the sea.

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Abergele and Pensarn beach www.minitravellers.co.uk

Time to eat chips in the (greasy spoon) cafe on the front where my 3 girls reduced the average age in there by a significant amount.

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And obviously time to eat a quick ice cream before the rain came in. It’s never too cold for ice cream when you are 3 or 36.

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Abergele and Pensarn beach www.minitravellers.co.uk

The new discovery for us this time was that the long flat promenade is perfect for scootering. So we will probably visit next year, and the year after and probably the year after that too! Each year remembering different good times with Gran, Grandad and Flash.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    31st August 2014 at 10:14 am

    How wonderful to have such cherished memories of family and a special place and create new ones with your own children. I can easily see why you return every year, thanks for linking and sharing with Country Kids.

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      Mini Travellers
      31st August 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comments as always Fiona

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    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    1st September 2014 at 11:40 am

    The last photo is so priceless! My son doesnt have a Grandpa here. My father lives in Manila and I wish one day we can have a photo like this. #countrykids

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      Mini Travellers
      1st September 2014 at 11:53 am

      ah thank you we do cherish the moments

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    Karen Bell
    2nd September 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely post. Sounds like you had a lovely time. I think it’s great to share simple fond memories of places with your children, I’m sure they will have equally fond memories of this when they grow up.

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      Mini Travellers
      3rd September 2014 at 6:15 am

      Lily just told me she is having the best holiday ever

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    Iona@Redpeffer
    2nd September 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I love places like this-that aren’t necessarily on the conventional tourist route but have loads of memories and meaning-lovely 🙂

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      Mini Travellers
      3rd September 2014 at 6:16 am

      Thank you more memories to make this week too

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    Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper
    2nd September 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Aah sounds like a lovely day- I can totally understand why you want your children to have the same wonderful seaside memories as you did, it’s so fab to pass on fab experiences! #letkidsbekids

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      Mini Travellers
      3rd September 2014 at 6:15 am

      It really is isn’t it. Thanks for the comment

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    Adventure Togs
    6th September 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Awww, lovely post. Abergele is a nice spot for an ice cream 🙂
    #letkidsbekids

    • Reply
      Mini Travellers
      7th September 2014 at 8:05 am

      Such a special place to us

  • Reply
    WildFamilyFun
    7th September 2014 at 11:00 am

    A lovely post and shows that sometimes the simplest days out are sometimes the best. I love days out like this where when you think back you know you’ve had a lovely day. #letkidsbekids

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      Mini Travellers
      7th September 2014 at 4:59 pm

      thank you, we had a fab week away in wales reliving holidays

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