Contrary to what the Eat Pray Love movie would have you believe, Ubud has no beach.We are however only half an hour away from the coastal village of Sanur and we do like to take a trip down there from time to time (not often enough) in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is not quite so strong.
My dad is here at the moment and we’ve been trying to take more trips out so we took a little trip down to Sanur in the afternoon the other day. We usually go to one of the tourist beaches behind the big hotels as they’re cleaner but this time we decided to head down to the local beach – packed with families, screaming kids, kite flyers and lumpia (spring roll) and barbecued sweetcorn sellers.
Maya seems to have overcome her fear of the ocean and practically threw herself into the waves. Kiran is stil not convinced but he LOVES the sand (in contrast to Maya at his age who refused to walk on it). Both kids spent a happy couple of hours making sandcastles and digging and we got to sit back and relax while they ran around (apart from a few occasions of running after Kiran who was in pursuit of a doggy).
I’m thinking we might have to make a beach trip a weekly tradition