If I hadn't driven there myself, I'd have sworn I was in the South of France. It was about 28°c outside, so we chose to spend the day roasting in the sun at Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast, Dorset.
Following the sat-nav, it can be a bit of a challenge to find, but it's well worth the effort. It's a gorgeous pebble beach with turquoise-blue water that sits about 20 minutes walk away from a decent sized car park.
Despite the blazing sun, the water was icy cold. That didn't stop the kids making the most of their bodyboards. Thank goodness for wet-suits.
I could have done with a polarising filter to reduce some of the glare from the pebbles and the surf, but I actually find the beautiful bokeh balls quite appealing, and acceptable for a family snapshot.