What Can You Do at the Beach?
It’s always summertime somewhere, and for many people that means hitting up the local beach or visiting a beach town while on vacation. If you think that spending time at the beach is limited to just swimming, there’s a lot more that you’re missing out on! Here are some of the most fun things that you can do at the beach besides just going swimming.
1. Look for Dolphins
Many beaches all over the world offer the chance to see dolphins right from the shore—if you know what you’re looking for and when to look. Do a little bit of research to see if your beaches apply and, if so, check the best times to visit. Don’t forget your camera!
2. Play on the Boardwalk
A lot of beaches also have accompanying boardwalks where you can play arcade games, ride rollercoasters, eat delicious and unhealthy amusement park food, just walk around, and even enjoy free summer concerts on the sand. Check their respective websites to see what will be featured on the day you’ll be there.
3. Play Frisbee
Frisbee is a classic beach game that people never get tired of enjoying together. There’s only one prop needed, and it’s very easy (and cheap) to get. You can even play with your dogs (if you’re on a pet-friendly beach). There are also more advanced versions like Frisbee golf, Ultimate Frisbee, and Aerobie, but the basic version will do just fine.
4. Go Hiking
Many beaches offer nearby trails where you can hike to or from the water. This offers great exercise, and the water is good for cooling down after the hike. On top of that, you get to catch some beautiful views while being immersed in nature.
5. Have a Picnic
There are always a lot of food vendors near popular beaches, but sometimes it’s nice to pack yourself a picnic with fancy cheeses and fresh fruits and go indulge at the beach. If you’re going with a big group, make it a fun (and delicious) potluck where everyone can contribute an easy dish—a variety of foods makes for a great beach picnic.