Summertime is the absolute best time to be spent outside with your family, but going to the beach each year and just swimming around might get boring and repetitive.
Instead of just repeating the same old routine you might want to switch things up this summer!
There are lots of sports and fun games you can dabble in whilst you enjoy the heat, so why not give them a shot? Here are some new outdoor activities you should try the next time you visit the beach soon!
A scavenger hunt
Regardless of how old or how young you may be, playing fun games at the beach is always a good thing to do with your family or friends! It can be planned and already sorted, or it can be something completely random – like who can find the prettiest rock or shell! It’s a great way to run around the beach and dig the shore for the best finds. Later on, you can keep the goods as memories to look back on or gifts to bring to your loved ones at home!
So you’ve probably heard of paddleboarding, but you’d be surprised to hear you can combine two activities at once and truly make your beach day memorable! Yoga paddleboarding is a
Great activity for those who are not into extreme sports but still want to have the benefits of being active. All you need to get is one of the inflatable paddle boards and that’s pretty much it! It’s good if you can join a group of people who also do this type of yoga so you can have a good head start!
Write or draw things around you
This is for those who like to stay out of the water for the most part but would still enjoy a hot day at the beach! Bring a notebook or something to scribble in, you can also bring paints and different kinds of pens of your liking – and just go at it! It’s a great way to relax and annoy your time whilst admiring the beautiful view around you, drawing it can actually be more impactful than taking a picture on your smartphone!
To be fair, surfing has been around for a long time so it’s not anything new, but the truth is a lot of people shy away from even trying it in the first place. There are multiple ways you can surf, so there isn’t just one type! This can be a super fun activity to learn with your loved ones or if you are alone at the beach. Taking surfing classes by yourself can be an extremely time filling and exciting thing to do and it’s way safer than just grabbing a board and jumping into the water!
Have a picnic
There is nothing more pretty than sunset at a beach, right? If you want to do something memorable and special for your loved one, organize a cute picnic date at the beach! It can be as casual as you want it to be, but you can also bring some nice cooked food and drinks to surprise your loved one, feel free to be creative and innovative when it comes down to it. Just remember to clean out before you leave and not leave any trash at the beach!
If you are feeling really adventurous and want to try something out of the box the next time you visit a beach – sea kayaking might just be a thing for you! It does take some practice and the fact that you need a kayak and additional gear, but the overall experience is memorable! Kayaking the open waters can be fun and all, but it’s also a bit dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing so do it with caution, take lessons and speak to a professional beforehand!
If all else fails you can always make sand art at the beach! This is a free yet fun activity that you can do alone or with loved ones whilst at the beach and actually create something amazing! Why not make a competition out of it and see who can make the best sand sculpture or who can make the prettiest painting in the sand?
A day at a beach is what you make of it, so try to be as creative as you can! At the end of the day it all depends on your wants, needs, and abilities, some days you might want to do something more adventurous whilst on others, you want to be relaxed – that’s totally fine! There are so many fun activities at the beach that aren’t just sitting around or swimming, so use that to your advantage!