Almost everyone enjoys a day at the beach, but most people rely on swimming and sunbathing – yet there are a lot more activities that make your stay unforgettable.
What about building a sandcastle? Not just a tiny one as kids would do but a huge one or some other sculpture. What about a turtle or a hippo? If you decide to give sand sculpture a spin try to get a group of people together and you will have a lot more fun. All you need to start is a shovel, buckets and a spray bottle. Everyone’s first sculpture is humble at best, but the good news is that anyone can produce awesome sculptures with practice. Imagine the respectful glances of passers-by being impressed by your great sculpture! If you lose your interest in building a sculpture, you can still bury one of your friends so only the head sticks out of the sand.
Take a look at all the activities the beach may offer. Maybe you can try surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking or you may borrow a paddle boat. If you are more interested in flora and fauna, you could learn to scuba or go snorkeling to count fish.
Many people enjoy a long walk along the seaside. This is great to calm down or for looking for dolphins. Many beaches all over the world offer a chance to see them right from the shore. There is just a little research to do to know what the best times are.
A beach is the perfect spot to socialize. They are always filled with people so it is a great chance to make new friends. Games on the sand like volleyball and Frisbee are the easiest way. Maybe there is a beach party you can join. You see, there are plenty ways to meet people at the beach. Moreover, you can meet beautiful and hidden seashells. The beach is full of them and colored glass. Take the best ones home with you and make jewelry or art or put them on display. Or alternatively buy shell crafts at the little seaside shops you find at many beaches.
In the evening you could have a campfire and a barbecue. Maybe one of your friends likes to sing or play guitar after eating all the delicious food. Bonfire parties are a ton of fun. However, make sure that your beach allows for fires. Coming together with friends and family to play music, have a good conversation roast marshmallows and just have a great time. If you do not like a barbecue, you may want to take a beach chair and sit right at the edge of the waves looking at the sunset or dolphins playing in the distance. This is the perfect way to end a day at the beach.
As you can see hitting up the beach is not limited to just swimming. There are plenty more great activities to do at the beach. Of course swimming and sunbathing is a good thing to do at a beach, but a little variation makes the beach even more exciting.