I was back at Clacton for a few days visiting DD and although one day was very wet the other days had some dry bright weather although windy and cold. We managed the beach 3 times just to walk, no paddling or swimming but still very enjoyable. The kite surfers were out in force in the strong wind. It amazes me how they control the kites and don't get washed out to sea.
Another day we had the beach to ourselves under a dramatic sky.
One tired out greyhound. In spite of their reputation they need very little walking and 20 minutes is usually enough.
I am grateful for being able to visit the sea so often as even when it is rough it feels so peaceful.