10 Activities to Enjoy during your Beach Adventures

Heading to the beach? It’s a great day out. But it can be difficult deciding what to do. If you only have a limited time, how do you decide between water sports, spending time with friends and family there, or simply just taking some time to yourself and relaxing. Let us help you out.

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10 Activities to Enjoy during your Beach Adventures
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In this post, we’ll take a look at ten activities that will make your next trip to the beach more enjoyable. If you’re planning a weekend trip to the beach, you might get all of them in! 

Stand up paddleboarding

Stand up paddle boarding has become increasingly popular in the last few years, and that shows no signs of changing. A relatively new watersport, it’s said to have been invented by Hawaiians when the waves weren’t big enough for surfing. 

Many beaches now have stand up paddle boarding lessons for beginners, where you can rent equipment and take your first strokes out onto the water. Once you’ve mastered the basics, paddle boarding is one of the most versatile sports there is. You can use your board for a variation of surfing, yoga, or even fishing.

Surfing

Stand up paddle boarding is great fun and it suits a tranquil day at the beach. However, if you’re looking for something a little more white-knuckle, then try surfing instead. You will have to head to a beach that has consistent wind and waves, but they’re not super hard to find. If you’ve never tried it before, it’s highly recommended to take some lessons. It’s a lot of fun, but it can be difficult - especially when you’re starting off!

Swimming

If you’re looking to get out into the waves but don’t want the fuss off renting or bringing your own equipment, there is another option. Swimming in the sea is a rewarding and exhilarating experience - and another bonus is it doesn’t cost a thing. All you need is a swimsuit and goggles and you’re ready to go. 

Be sure to check the currents before heading out into the waves though - some beaches have dangerous riptides and currents. It’s always best to swim in a designated swimming area or in the presence of a lifeguard!

Snorkeling and/or scuba diving

Here’s one if you love wildlife and marine life. Snorkeling and scuba diving will help you get just that little bit closer to fish, rays, and sometimes even whales and sharks - depending on where you are, of course. 

Snorkelling is usually good for shallower waters and it’s a great family activity. It’s a wonderful way to learn more about the ocean. If it’s not quite enough for you, consider getting a PADI certificate - scuba will take you to new depths!

Walking or Running

Not every activity you can do on the beach has to end in getting wet. Walking or running is a wonderful way to improve your fitness, or to take in the scenery surrounding you. 

Your tendons, muscles, and ligaments work harder when you’re making your way across the sand, strengthening joints and helping you to lose weight. 

However, sometimes it is just nice to feel the warm sand between your toes.

Beach Volleyball

Another beach activity that will leave you staying dry - but most likely getting a little sandy! Beach volleyball is good if you’re traveling with a group of family and friends, especially if there’s a net waiting for you. 

If not, no need to worry. You can just make your own court! Beach volleyball is different to the regular version of this sport - it’s on a smaller pitch and you don’t have to worry about an attack line. Just remember to bring a ball with you! 

Other team sports that are great fun at the beach include soccer, baseball, and even beach tennis - in doubles.

Kayaking

Like snorkelling and scuba diving, sea kayaking is a great way to get up close and meet marine life. Often, you can see far down into the water (again, depending on where you are), or head into caves and spot sea lions or smaller animals such as crabs. Kayaking can help you to explore more than just the beach you’re on - it’s lots of fun to paddle out to nearby islands or perhaps a secluded cove and chill there with a picnic. On beaches known for these types of cove, it’s not hard to find a tour or rental shop where you can pick up the necessary equipment.

Cliff Jumping

A sure-fire way to get the adrenaline flowing, cliff jumping is a fun and safe activity that will increase your heart rate. If you’re new to the sport, be sure to go on a tour or with people who know their way around the beach. Inspect the depth of the water before finding your jumping spot, and make sure there’s lots of space around you. If you can find somewhere to cliff jump safely, the feeling of the wind rushing through your hair as you drop down into the water at high speed is unbeatable!

Parasailing

Cliff jumping not white knuckle enough for you? Parasailing certainly will be. Strap yourself to a parachute and a speedboat and get a feeling that’s close to flying! You can get hundreds of feet in the air when parasailing and it’ll give you jaw-dropping bird’s eye views of your surroundings.

Relax and Chill out!

Last but not least, you don’t have to spend all your time at the beach doing exercise or exciting activities. One of the attractions of the beach is how tranquil it is - so be sure to set aside some ‘me time’ where you can sunbathe, read a book, or just spend a little time disconnecting from everyday life!

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