Bonfire parties. Or bonfire dances. Or a bonfire pig-roasting event. Find a beach where fires are allowed, and enjoy the wonders of bonfires on the beach.
Write messages in the sand. You can write them big or small, say anything that you want, and leave them for others to see. You could write messages to friends, take a picture of the message, and make them into unique postcards to send to the folks back home.
Paddleboard! In Mission Beach, you can paddleboard on either the bay or the beach – it’s up to you and how adventurous you want to be. Paddleboard Bliss actually offers paddleboard yoga, where you actually do yoga while paddleboarding, talk about a tranquil water experience!
Play at the boardwalk. Many beaches have boardwalks where you can play arcade games, ride rollercoasters, eat delicious food and the like. Belmont Park in Mission Beach is the perfect place if you’re looking for this type of atmosphere!
Picnic. Make an extravagent – but portable – meal, and take it out on the sand to enjoy it! Or, if you don’t want sand getting into your food, take it on a grassy area near the beach where you can still have a great ocean view.
Look for dolphins. Many beaches throughout the world offer the chance to see dolphins right from the shore if you know what you’re looking for and when to look.
Frisbee. This is a classic beach game and it is one that people never get tired of enjoying together. There are more advanced versions like Frisbee golf, extreme Frisbee and Aerobie but the old version will do just fine.
Hiking. Many beaches offer nearby trails where you can hike to or from the water. This offers great exercise, and the water is great for cooling down after the hike.
Fishing. It’s one of the most relaxing things that you can do at the beach – something people have been doing for centuries.
Read magazines. A beach vacation is supposed to be completely relaxing. Park yourself under a shade umbrella, catch a few rays and read some magazines or a novel.
Build a sandcastle. From the simplest design to the most elaborate, sandcastles help you pass the time at the beach while doing something really creative and fun.
Look for seashells. You can stroll the beach looking for seashells and colored glass. Take the best ones home with you and make jewelry or art with them so that you can always remember the fun that you had at the beach.
Bike down the boardwalk. With the beach breeze cooling you off, you won’t get overheated biking along this scenic walk. Don’t own bikes? Rent them! RADD Action Sports offers great quality bike rentals, as well as surfboards and longboards.
Go windowshopping in the little seaside shops. The majority of beaches are located at beach towns. These towns typically have a bunch of little stores set up along the beach. Spend some time browsing when you’re ready to get out of the sun.
Surfing. Or any other type of water sport such as kayaking, jet ski racing, waterskiing or kitesurfing. Get out on the water and try something you’ve never done before! You may be surprised at how much you enjoy any of these activities.
Write poetry. The beach has been inspiring poems and songs for centuries so you might as well join the tribe of people who like to write when they’re by the water. You are unlimited to what you want to write; start that novel you’ve always wanted to, start keeping a diary on your trip, start a blog – seriously, the options when it comes to writing are endless.
Take photographs. The beach is a great place for getting good photos and those photos will be a great memory to take back from the trip. Wander along with your digital camera and see what there is to see – let your creativity shine.
Watch the sunset. This shouldn’t even have to be on this list, you should already know watching the sunset over the ocean is a MUST before you leave.
Daydream. You’re sitting around at the beach with no commitments and nothing demand your attention and that’s a great time to just hang out and daydream a little bit. Envision what you want your life to look like in five or ten years, where you wish you could travel or what you would do if you won the lottery.
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