For me, that used to by my perfect beach. I would have loved a holiday to the Maldives off the beaten track, just me, my book and a hammock. However as a mum, my perfect idea of a perfect beach now is a bit different.
When Roo and I headed to Santa Monica, California last year we were just three blocks from the beautiful Santa Monica pier. A traditional pier with an old fashioned fairground, rides that shook your bones and stalls selling more tourist related souvenirs than is considered healthy.