Fun Activities for Beach Lovers
Going to the beach should always be a part of anyone’s summer vacation. For beach lovers, summertime can be at any time of the year. While people have different reasons to love the beach, there is more to it than just the sun, the sand, and the waters. There are loads of beaches around the world perfect for all kinds of activities. This recent feature in the Guardian newspaper is great for identifying some of the best beach adventure experiences around the world. In the meantime, to make sure you make the most out of your upcoming trip, here are 10 activities that will make you fall in love with the beach.
Play beach volleyball or Frisbee
Beach volleyball and frisbee are one of the most well-known sports you can play at the beach. To make it more challenging, you can make a dare or a consequence to the team that loses. These sports are great exercise and a fantastic way to enjoy the space and freedom of a beach.
Play board games
If you aren’t the type to run around and toss or hit things, then maybe board games are for you. You can bring a chess board and challenge a friend to a game. You can also bring playing cards and other multiplayer games so you can invite more people to join.
For a lot of people, surfing can be challenging and may seem pretty scary, but that’s only because they haven’t tried it. Like any other sport, surfing is difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can be very fun to do. This is a fun activity to try especially when the sea you’re visiting has a lot of waves. Look for a reputable surf school and get a lesson if this your first time riding waves.
Take loads of photos
There are a lot of scenic views on the beach. All you need is a camera and the horizon is all yours. Look for unique angles such as shots from a headland, from the mouth of the cave or using rocks as foreground interest for your pictures. For best results compose your best shots in the morning or early evening before the sun is too high or too low. You will be rewarded with some wonderful shots to remember your beach holiday with.
This may seem unusual for some because the heat on the shore will already cause you to sweat. But why stop there? You can take it up a notch by exercising, jogging, and stretching by the shore. If hard exercise if not your thing, then take a walk and enjoy the wonderful views of the beach. This is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors.
Read a book
Who says you can’t have fun if you won’t move around? Contrary to popular belief, reading on the beach can be very relaxing and enjoyable for a lot of people. You can just lay back, put sunglasses, and dive into the story that unfolds right before your eyes. This is a wonderful way to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the natural surroundings.
Hold a barbecue party
A barbecue or a grill is always fun with the right atmosphere. To make this activity more enjoyable, play music and invite a group of people that you can have a great time with. Aside from the food, bring in some drinks so that people feel more refreshed and relaxed. Eating outdoors is a fantastic experience and a BBQ is a modern way of reconnecting with the outdoor environment.
Socialize with other people
Whether it’s a private or public resort, the beach is always a place where you can meet new people. Take advantage of the place by getting to know others who are sunbathing or those swimming around.
Swim in the sea
Of course, it wouldn’t be a visit to the beach if you won’t swim. Splash around or go for a dive and just enjoy the waters. One of the delights of a holiday in a warm beach location is going for a swim. You could swim up and down the beach or for a real adventure swim from beach to beach along the coast. For safety, only swim at lifeguarded beaches or take a buddy if you are adventure swimming.
Build a campfire
To cap off your day, you can build a campfire with your friends or relatives. As you watch the sun set, you can pass food around while people share stories and experiences. Again, there few better ways of communing with the environment and getting back to nature than enjoying the glow and warmth of a fire in a beautiful location.