So, a few weeks ago, I had set out to have a nice “date day” with my 3.5 year old, Toby. He’s a bit on the sensitive side, and absolutely NEEDS mommy time. Since he likes looking for assorted treasures, I decided we’d head to the beach. I debated between Centennial Beach and Whytecliff Park, but decided upon checking with tide charts that Centennial Beach would be better. The tide was on its way out, but not on the very low side for when we were going to be there. Be sure to check before you go. I checked here.
In my pre-adventure research, there seemed to be a lack of photos of the playground and surrounding area. The playground is spacious and has a ton of equipment including a swaying boat type of structure, swings (one accessible), slides, and many different climbing apparatus. There’s also the Centennial Beach Cafe which was closed at the time we went, but is probably open now that it’s approaching the summer months.
I was hoping to find some crabs, but it wasn’t in the cards that day. We did see a few dead ones, but I’m going to say it was because of the timing of the tides when we went as I’ve seen crabs there before. Toby did refuse to walk on the sand because of some periwinkles/sea snail type things that were scattered everywhere. There must have been thousands and it basically freaked him out once he saw that they were moving. Poor little man. I couldn’t really blame him. BUT he had a ton of fun on the playground and looking for seashells along the drier parts of the beach. Success!