4 Reasons to Enjoy A Christmas by the Sea

4 Reasons to Enjoy A Christmas by the Sea

I can hardly believe that we have reached that time of year where all the focus is on Christmas. This year has flown by in a blur of hot sunny days, rock painting and more recently autumn leaves and before we know it, Christmas will be here. I must admit, I’m a little excited.

I’m excited because this year our Christmas is going to be a little different. For the first time since our Little Man was just a week old, we are having Christmas at home and I am cooking Christmas dinner. Christmasses have been the same for so long and I’m looking forward to mixing it up a bit and enjoying our first proper Christmas at home as a family. But it’s also got me thinking about how future Christmasses might look as the Little Man grows up and something that has always appealed to me and something that I hope we can do someday, is a Christmas by the sea.

With that in mind, I’ve put together this list of reasons to enjoy a Christmas by the sea.


Christmas without the mess

The mess that comes with Christmas Day is nothing surprising but every year the house gets taken over by presents, wrapping paper, boxes, food and all sorts of other Christmas related stuff. If you are spending Christmas away, perhaps in one of the cute little holiday cottages that are available to let over Christmas, the mess you have will be minimal as you won’t have half of the things with you that you would at home. There is nothing to say you can’t make the cottage look festive during your stay. These days with pop up Christmas trees, decorating your home (albeit a temporary one) can take no time at all. And if you’re lucky, some cottages come already decorated – what a bonus! And then when you leave you can go home to a clean and tidy house – imagine the bliss!


Christmas by the sea


Less pressure to host

Every year the pressure falls on someone to host the Christmas festivities. It can also create tension when deciding where to go each year if you have two sides of the family to get around. If you decide to go away with all of the family it creates a neutral territory where everyone can chip in. If it all gets too much you can step outside and take a deep breath of fresh sea air to relax your mind and body. If you do decide to go away with just your immediate family then the decision of which house to go to that year is one you don’t need to make. And of course, if you are usually the host at home, then that year, you can take a well-earned break from entertaining and feeding everyone.


A Christmas walk on the beach

Lots of people like to take a walk after Christmas lunch but just imagine taking that walk along one of the UK’s stunning coastlines. The UK has so much to offer when it comes to breaks away and Christmas is no different. Imagine the waves crashing against the shore whilst you stroll along the beach wrapped up in big coats, hats, scarves and gloves. That will be a Christmas day walk you won’t forget. Then, when you are worn out from the walk you can retreat back to a warm and cosy cottage to enjoy the rest of your Christmas Day.


Christmas by the sea


It’s an extra getaway!

Traditionally, family holidays and breaks away tend to be in the Spring and Summer but if you go away at Christmas it’s an extra cheeky getaway and the perfect excuse to spend precious time together as a family making new memories. The kids can often get bored during the holidays so if you are somewhere new there will be different places to go and different things to do. And if like me, you don’t live anywhere near the sea, a short break with some sea air can do you the world of good. You can come home from your Christmas break feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready for the new year ahead.


If I wasn’t convinced before, then I’m certainly convinced now that a Christmas by the sea is something that I want to experience at least once in the future. Getting away from it all seems like the perfect antidote for a relaxing Christmas. I’m going to add it to my bucket list right away.


Have you ever gone away for Christmas or perhaps spent a Christmas by the sea? Perhaps it’s a tradition for you, or like me have you thought about it but never actually booked the holiday. Let me know in the comments.



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  1. 6th November 2018 / 7:20 am

    Christmas by the sea sounds blissful. We tend to do all the social side of Christmas in the run up to it. On the day we have it just with our kids and their partners. So it’s all very relaxed. New Year is another thing and I would love to escape from that every year!! xx #TriumpantTales

  2. Ross - The Stented Papa
    6th November 2018 / 9:44 am

    First off, best of luck with the cooking on Christmas Day Jaki. Prep Prep & Prep again and you’ll be A1. We’re strongly thinking of heading away for the New Year which we’ve never done before but you’ve nailed the reasons for Christmas away that’s for sure!!

    Do I say it? ….. Is it too early to say it?………Happy……… feck it…… Happy Christmas hehehehehe #TriumphantTales

  3. 6th November 2018 / 9:57 am

    We live by the sea, so we always enjoy long beach walks in winter. It’s great! #TriumphantTales

  4. 6th November 2018 / 10:38 am

    Well we live near the sea and this year we’re having christmas dinner on the QE2 with my mum who is visiting, we will cook a dinner for new years day and of course decorate the house, we’ve been doing christmas this way for almost 20 years, as a blended family our children have always gone to the their other parent for the day. To me though actually travelling away with kids for christmas sounds stressful, getting gifts there, booking restaurants you’re unfamiliar with etc #triumphanttales

  5. 6th November 2018 / 11:21 am

    I don’t think I could spend Christmas away from my home. Whether it be my actual home, family home or in laws family home. I think that’s part of Christmas. Plus cooking a Christmas dinner in a strange place. Holy Moly the pressure 🤣

  6. 6th November 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I have been away a couple of times at Christmas. It was lovely, but I do like being at home with family. It’s not my turn to host this year, so I’m staying put! #TriumphantTales

  7. 6th November 2018 / 4:31 pm

    When Little Girl gets older I want to take a cruise for Christmas! #triumphanttales

  8. 6th November 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Great reasons. I love the sea and every year have spent some of the festive period by the sea blowing away cobwebs and having in-car picnics or checking out small and cosy cafes with things like fish and chips and treacle sponge with custard. Never thought about going to the sea for the day itself but you may just have inspired me especially as the sea is only 20 minutes away from us here and we need to spice Christmas up a bit now the children are older. #TriumphantTales

  9. 7th November 2018 / 7:33 am

    I can’t imagine Christmas away from home, although I can see the benefits. I just love being home so much #triumphanttales

  10. 9th November 2018 / 10:32 am

    I am very fortunate that Christmas falls in the Summer season here in South Africa and we live pretty close to the beach #TriumphantTales

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