But today's unseasonably hot weather reminded me what it was that enticed us down to Devon.
I took the children down to the beach, and aside the cost of an ice cream each and a couple of rides on the pier, it didn't cost me a penny.
We made a packed lunch and walked for ten minutes to arrive at this:
We met up with some friends and spent some time on the pier, playing on the rides
and admiring the view.
We had a quick paddle, but it was pretty cold!
"Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea."