As an alternative breakfast in bed treat that I usually get every birthday, yesterday my husband decided to surprise me to a trip to the seaside town of La Pobla De Farnals situated in the Horta Nord region of Valencia.

The town is easy to get to, we arrived at the beach at about 09:45 am, just 20 minutes drive from the boys school. On the way there, I reflected on how lucky we were to live so close to the coast.  One of the reasons why we choose to live in Valencia, the mountains and the beach are just on your doorstep, it just all depends on what you fancy to do.

La Pobla De Farnals
10:00 am watching the sun break through the clouds
La Pobla De Farnals Pier
Looking over the marina
La Pobla De Farnals
The boats
La Pobla De Farnals Homes
Homes in the seaside town
La Pobla De Farnals Beach
La Pobla De Farnals Beach
La Pobla De Farnals Beach
You’ll always see playgrounds on the beaches of Valencia
La Pobla De Farnals Beach
The beaches of Puig

I’m a sucker beaches and small towns, knowing that, my husband chose the perfect place to spend the morning. It was pretty chilly but not the type of cold that get in to your bones, there was something very zen like being at the beach at this time of the day.

Taking a deep breath and smelling all that fresh air, I can certainly get used to doing this every morning, for the first time since the holiday period, I felt calm.  I needed this. 🙂

We stopped for breakfast in one of the bars by the marina. The sun started breaking through the clouds just in time as we sat down and ordered our food. I went for my usual; ‘chivito’ a bocadillo with thin pork and chicken slices, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, cheese, tomato and mayonnaise. A medio of this baby usually sets me up for the day.

A chivito for breakfast
Medio Chivito

I realised that this is our first beach trip together without the kids since we moved to Valencia. How weird and welcomed at the same time. But we also know that this little seaside town is something the boys would love, it’s just the right size and somehow gave me a cosy feeling. With bars along the parade and shops within reach it’s a perfect place to enjoy the slow pace of life  before the rush of the summer.  We plan to bring the boys back here, maybe this weekend, the idea of a nice end of week breakfast with my little men sounds like a plan. An alternative Monday well appreciated.

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British/Filipina now living in Valencia, Spain. Mum, wife, designer and illustrator. I am also the author of Ohla Living where I share my lifestyle, travel, recipes and creative ideas.

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