The Festive periods are great for forcing us out of our routines. We are not working and have time on our hands. Boxing Day arrived so; I took this opportunity of a day off work to do something different. This morning, I took a walk along Altinkum main beach. I live a ten minute walk from the beach and only see it five to ten times a year.
When I was living in a major city in the UK, I dreamed of lying on a beach every day and walking around with a glistening tan. Now, I live ten minutes away and get too wrapped up in daily life to remember it is there.
Altinkum Main Beach in Winter
I had my camera with me and started snapping away. You see, I don’t have any pictures of my home town. Daily life has taken a hold on me and it is because of Boxing Day that I can snap out of my routine and remember why I am in this town and what attracted me to it in the first place.
I sat on a bench and admired the main beach in front of me. The waves were lapping and there was a cruel wind, however I felt relaxed and comfortable. It is winter time so the beach is deserted. It is too cold for swimming and no one has any plans to sunbath
Altinkum Main Beach in Summer
I avoid the main beach in summer. There is nothing wrong with it, apart from that it becomes extremely crowded. Sunbeds are available for hire, toilets are set up and the restaurants at the back of the beach serve food and drink.
Water sports are also on offer but none of that can make up for my need for space. Instead, I prefer to head out on the daily boat trips that leave from the harbour.
Altinkum in January
Fast forward a year and I no longer spend time on Altinkum main beach in the winter. Instead I prefer to head down to the harbour. When the weather is nice, it seems like everyone else has the same idea. We sat in the council cafe, the sun was shining and the fishermen were selling their catch of the day.
For all it’s faults, Altinkum is a good place to live.
About Altinkum Beaches
There are three main beaches. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The main beach is 1st beach, the 2nd is near the Tuntas hotel and the third beach is the location of the Marina. All become really busy in summer so you may want to consider using swimming pools, the Aqua park or smaller beaches on the outskirts of resort.