You will need: strawberries, a football, and a cliff top path. It might also help if you have a car and you can drive (legally).
If you have a day off and you just so happen to have a car then take a drive (you can also take a bus) to the small beach of Southerndown on the outskirts of Cardiff, South Wales. It is definitely what you would call a ‘local beach’, but it’s a great find and a very popular place to visit when the sun is out, but I have definitely been there in the rain! But there is nothing better, sitting in a car on a rainy day, watching the waves crash on the rocks in front of you, while you drink steamy hot tea.
A few friends and I decided to park the car at the top car park and walk down, which was an excellent idea as you got to see the sea and miles of countryside. Word of warning though, try not let the football go off over into one of the farmer’s fields, as there is barbed wire and there is a very high chance that you will rip your trousers. It’s about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach, but due to the football playing and strawberry eating, it took about 30 minutes.
When you get to the beach, please don’t expect glorious white sands, because you will mostly find pebbles and rocks, which are actually perfect for sunbathing if you are a sun worshiper like me. But, if you go when the tide is out, there are miles of sand, which is perfect for sandcastles!