A sunny day and not a cloud in the sky is the perfect setting for a day at the beach. With a beach towel in hand and some sunscreen in the other, you are ready to enjoy a healthy dose of Vitamin D. When packing your bag, you may want to think about what your planning to do while you are at the beach.
The beach offers a plethora of activities and site seeing opportunities. From physical sports to relaxing under the shade of an umbrella, the possibilities are endless. Going to the beach can be a solo affair or a group effort. Fun is the name and the beach is the game.
Here are Five Beach activities that will have you singing the Beach Boys song Kokomo all day!
A Fun Five at the Beach
The Water – from surfing to splashing, the water will keep you cooled down in the peak of the sun. Swimming, floating or just taking a stroll along the shore will refresh your senses. Some beaches allow jet skis and tubing also, be sure to check your local beach rules.
The Sand – enjoying the sandy beach is almost as good as getting in the water! Bring your favorite book for a relaxing and peaceful time. Making sand castles as big or small as you would them is an all-time beach tradition. If you soak up the rays, don’t forget to apply and reapply sunscreen as needed. A beach picnic with some good eats and treats will keep your energy up for our next beach activity. Here are some picnic basket fills that are both healthy and delicious.
The Sporty Side – you can usually find a net or bring your own and have a game of volleyball or badminton. Beach flag football and a nostalgic game of Tag are popular ways to release both stress and extra energy. Surfing and paddle boarding in the waves are exhilarating and relaxing at the same time.
The Scenery – watching the waves are therapeutic and meditative. Get in touch with your inner Zen and enjoy the natural setting. If there is a park nearby, walk barefoot and enjoy the breeze. It will help to clear your mind and find a peaceful moment from the week. Keeping an eye on the surfers ride the waves is as exciting to watch as it is to do!
Treasure Hunting – bring a metal detector and take a walk. You would be surprised at all of the things you can find. Mysterious baubles and trinkets are known to be found in the sand. If you are with children, be sure to hide a few quarters near your beach spot.
At the End of the Day
Spending time outdoors is healthy and refreshing. With so much to do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself a regular at the beach. Whether you are local or visiting from afar, your day at the beach will be a lasting memory.