This is our 3rd attempt at a beach holiday in the last 5 years and the third time the weather has failed us dismally.
Attempt one: 10 days in February at Surfers Paradise in QLD - now you know the selling point of Qld is "Beautiful one day, perfect the next" ahem, you may need to revise Queenslanders. We got 2 out of 10 days which were beach worthy weather and the remaining days were cold and windy, therefore we had to amuse ourselves shopping and at the amusement parks. Home - minus tan.
Attempt two: 10 days in December in Perth (WA) generally 30 - 40 degree days perfect beach weather. The first day we arrived a hot 35 and promises of days languishing in the sand, book in hand. Woke up on day 2 - rain, wind and coldness, it remained around the 20 degree mark for the remainder of the holiday, leaving us stuck in a little flat, no sun, no sand and not enough jumpers - no serious Australian unless they are southerners considers packing a jumper in December.
Attempt three: 5 days in late November at Terrigal on the Central Coast NSW, the first day we had the heaters on, and snuggled under a doona watching movies, we got some sunshine but mostly rain, we made it to the beach for about 2 hours in total and came home with our tail between our legs.
We now have a week off at home and Im certain - because we have plans to work outside in the garden that the sun will beat down all week, sending us scampering off to the local pool to cool down, wishing we were sunning ourselves by the ocean.
Ive given up. I will from now on, plan for a ton of indoor activities when we holiday, my dreams of being beautifully bronzed are shattered.