It is always summertime somewhere, which means that a lot of people are currently planning their vacation on some pretty beach town. If you think that spending time at the beach is only limited to swimming, there is a lot more than you are missing out on. We have made a list of some of the more fun things you can do at the beach besides just swimming.
You can probably find shells on just about any beach. While this activity seems boring and like a no-brainer, there are some things you should keep in mind. You will need a big enough container to collect all the shells. You can use a cup or bad. Make sure you only collect “dead” shells (shells without no animal inside)
It is illegal in few countries and US states to collect live shells. Do not forget to clean them before you get back to your hotel room. You can also buy the local guide book for shells.
Enjoy a picnic
A lot of beaches do have food in restaurants or beach bars, but they can be pretty expensive and not very satisfying. So why pack a picnic before you set out for the beach? Sandwiches, fried chicken or cheese, and crackers are a people’s favorite, and when paired with fresh fruit or a salad, it is much less expensive and healthier.
However, keep in mind that a lot of beaches have rules against alcoholic beverages, so leave your wine and beer at home and pack enough water. Keep foods cold in a cooler and don’t let them sit out in the scorching sun too long.
A lot of hotels offer their yachts for rent. This is the chance to feel rich and famous. Imagine yourself and your closest friend and family sailing out on the clear blue seas and stopping wherever you want to relax on a beach, drinking pretty cocktails. At the end of the day, you can return to your yacht. Even medium-sized yachts offer a number of bedrooms and a full kitchen with a dining room. You can also rent out all the gear you need for fishing, wakeboarding or snorkeling. You will never want to leave your yacht.
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Listen to music or read a book
While you are enjoying those sun rays, it is also a great time to catch up with your books. Whether it is a good mystery novel or a plain magazine, the beach is probably the best place to jump into a good book. Chilling at the beach is also a good time to listen to some great music playlists. Just make sure you have enough sunscreen if you plan on sitting out in the sun. If you have sun-sensitive eyes, you can also try streaming your book on your phone with headphones. You can also try out podcasts since there are a bunch of them online on Spotify or Youtube.