I recently had a mini beach holiday and it was beautiful. There is something so calming and radiant about being at the beach. Watching the waves crash in and feeling the sand and water between your toes. The contrast of living in rural bushland and suddenly being surrounded by endless ocean is mind-blowing.

Staring out at the vast ocean made me feel much more connected to the natural beauty of the world.

I stayed three nights in the Illawarra region, around Wollongong and Shellharbour. There are so many beaches that are only a short walk or drive, with many places to sit and be completely mesmerised by the water.

My accommodation was slightly disappointing. It wasn’t awful, but it looked a bit different to the images on the website. Even though it really close to the beach it only had lake views (which was still nice). It was a bit cramped and slightly uncomfortable sleeping in a small bunk. Oh, and there were some cockroaches. Next time I might look for another place to stay (and try and get a beach view).ย  ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Overall it was a really great holiday and I look forward to going back again soon!

Beach Holiday: Seagull chilling on the beach
Beach Holiday: Seagull chilling on the beach

Beach Holiday: Shells
Beach Holiday: Shells

Beach Holiday
Beach Holiday

Beach Holiday: Sunset
Beach Holiday: Sunset

You can view all beach holiday photos on my Flickr or have a squiz at my Instagram.ย  ๐Ÿ“ท


๐Ÿ’ฌ Beach Holiday Questions

  1. Do you feel different when embracing nature (beach, mountains, etc?)
  2. Have you ever stayed in accommodation that wasn’t how you expected?
  3. Where are you going on your next holiday?