One of the easily accessible beaches near us are those in Hungary. Going to Balaton to be exact, takes 3 hours or less drive from Vienna. There are lots of apartments and houses or villas for rent there as it is in Lignano. A backyard pool would be a constant feature much to the kids’ delight. They could swim directly as they open their eyes in the morning. ^_^
Beaches are of course easily accessible by foot…restaurants abound and there are a lot of markets too in case we’d like to have something homecooked. <— Seldom happens because when you’re on vacation mode then your body forgets thos regular home jobs too. lol.
But seeing how fresh the fruits of the sea were, we had salmon, tuna, squid often, mostly grilled. (You just can’t go all week eating out.) Pasta with fish-based sauces were also a hit! I think the kids would munch on anything because they get so tired being in the water all the time.
***Making sure the kids are wearing their water wings/swim arm floats was one task I never forgot to do. Notice that orange is the dominant color for the floaties…this is so it can be easily seen against the blue waters.