When the months begin to get warmer, many people don their bathing suits and head out to the beach, but not necessarily just to swim. There are so many more activities that can be enjoyed on the golden sands than just heading into the water, as anyone who has spent a lot of time on the beach knows. Whether night or day, there is nothing better than a beach bonfire where people gather together to dance, roast marshmallows, and cuddle around the flames. If you’re an active water animal lover, try looking for some of the more unusual beach sights, such as dolphins, or on some coasts, even whales and seals. Kids will also enjoy looking for seashells and small crabs. Seashells are a part of the beach that lasts forever, so you can take them home, string them on a necklace or even make art out of them.
Want to tell a loved one how special they are to you? Why not write them a message in the sand. It may not last forever, but your memories of it will. You can even write messages in the sand on every family holiday and then take pictures to put into a scrapbook later. Every family knows the joys of playing beach games, and this includes taking along a Frisbee or a game of beach tennis. If you have the equipment, you can even play beach volleyball. And once you are done with your activities, gather the family together for a picnic. Whether you buy treats from restaurants or food vendors or even bring your own from home, a beach picnic can be the perfect activity for families and couples.
Families that are more active might enjoy taking a day’s hike through or around the beach. And once you’re done, soaking your tired feet in the big blue ocean is just what the doctor ordered. Fishing enthusiasts can even enjoy the trails of the water and try to get the biggest catch. If you are the more active type, go surfing, water skiing, or even wakeboarding. Many beaches have sources of equipment that you can rent for a fun and active day in the sun. A beach holiday wouldn’t be a beach holiday without a sandcastle, so why not spend some time with the kids building a huge structure out of the sand. Take pictures so that you remember them forever.