Mother’s Day outing to Saltburn

After a delicious full English to get the day started I opened my cards from my daughters then we headed out to one of our favourite places, Saltburn by the Sea.

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Saltburn by the Sea is an idyllic coastal town with its steep bank down to the seafront, stunning pier, water balanced cliff tramway and colourful valley gardens. I’ve always loved its charm, it’s my go-to seaside it offers so much.

Now my big tip is to arrive early then you can get a car parking space easily. I got there around 10.45 and was so relieved to see lots of spaces left in the car park. On Sunday’s in March, it is free to park too so an added bonus. We headed down to the beach to search for some sea glass and shells. With a pocket full of treasures we wandered along the beach taking in the sea air and admiring the surfers who were making the most of the waves.

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Next, we headed towards the beach huts and noticed the office was open, I asked the lady in the office if we could have a little look inside one of them so I could share with you all more information on the colourful additions to Saltburn. We were shown inside the hut named Edward, the girls and I we pleasantly surprised with the size, a big space with plenty of bench space with padded cushions and an overhead storage shelf too. The added little extras you get when hiring the beach hut were well chosen, including two deck chairs and a wind breaker as who doesn’t love a proper deckchair to enjoy people watching at the beach.

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The beach huts are run by Marshalls Beach Huts and I can definitely see myself and the girls hiring one in the summer months as it will make our day’s out at the beach much easier having somewhere to dry off after fun on the beach as well as being able to all enjoy the sea without worrying about our belongings as they can be safely locked away.

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We had another wander along the beach and my girls decided to start writing in the sand, they melted my heart writing me messages for Mothers Day. We headed to the base of the pier to see if we could spot any starfish as last year we spotted lots in all of the little pools at the base of the structure, sadly today we didn’t find any but were always sure to check.

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We headed along to Oscar’s fish and chips, a fairly new addition we have always been impressed each time we visit. We found ourselves a bench and thoroughly enjoyed sharing our chips whilst watching all of the families, dog walkers and surfers on the beach.

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Saltburn is famed for its water balanced cliff tramway that has been in operation since 1884 and attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year. It is currently being renovated but is due to reopen for Easter. It’s Pier that has a lovely little arcade at the entrance, you can also walk onto the pier bypassing the arcades around the edge as yet I’ve never managed to do that (it may have something to do with my love of arcades). With the new Mini golf too which we still have yet to try out, it really does offer something for everyone. I’ve added some photos from our visit and ride on the tramway last year below.

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We headed inside the arcades and had lots of fun on the 2p machines winning lots of tickets which the girls then exchanged for some goodies.

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Walking out onto the pier the girls wanted to go right to the end and enjoyed pointing out the ships which they declared had been boarded by Peter Pan as they were flying, the mist did give that illusion and I loved the girl’s imagination. As the waves crashed into the pier beneath us Willow was brave enough to peer through the boards and watch the waves. We took our time walking back along stopping at a few of the many seats to take in the views.

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Saltburn for me just has the right amount of everything along the seafront, a small arcade, a few great choices for your food and drink, beach huts, mini golf, surf shops, its magnificent pier, the tramway and of course once you have had enough of the beach the greenery is calling over at the valley gardens which even has its own miniature railway and Victorian tearoom.

Heading into the Valley Gardens, we could hear the many birds singing, a complementary change to the crashing waves at the beach.

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Along into the valley, there are a couple of areas for the children to play with plenty of choice of play park equipment. We even spotted a couple of adults having a go on the wooden seesaw with much laughter coming from the rest of their family watching.

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We only got as far as the second play area today as whilst playing in the stream Willow got a little too wet so it was time to head home after lots of fun at Saltburn. If you carry on into the valley gardens there is much more to see and enjoy too. We can’t wait to get back again when the tramway and miniature railway are running too.

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