The idea of going to the beach can be exciting. The promise of swimming in the ocean and playing in the sand is pure joy. Unfortunately, it is too familiar that after a few hours at the beach, it gets boring. What can you do to enhance the excitement and fun? Here are eight different beach activities that will surely keep you busy:
1. Build Sandcastles
Sandcastle-building and beaches are tied together like Oreos and milk. You may be able to enjoy one without the other, but together, they are perfect. You can choose to build simple sandcastles or build elaborate structures. Let your creativity loose and create a model dream castle of yours! Don’t forget to make a moat around it, or else the tide will melt your castle away.
2. Have a Picnic
Although beaches usually have restaurants nearby, they can get costly. Instead of spending so much to satisfy your stomach, have a picnic instead. Bring your favorite cheese and crackers, some fried chicken, and perhaps some sandwiches as well! If you’re into healthier options, bring fruits and salads. If you’re planning to bring alcoholic beverages, you will have to check the regulations related to the beach. To be on the safe side, leave your beer and wine at home and bring water instead! Of course, bring an icebox to store your food in and keep them cold (or hot, depending on what you want).
3. Play Some Games
Whether you love to be active or rather sit back and relax, there is always a game you can play to pass the time. Bring a ball or a frisbee to kick and toss around with your friends or even strangers! Grab a stick and draw out a tic-tac-toe game to win that last piece of fried chicken. The possibilities are endless, and creativity is your only limit.
4. Read a Book, Listen to Music
If you’re at the beach to absorb some sun and relax, it is the perfect time for you to delve into that novel book you’ve always been wanting to read. If you’re not the reading type, put on some earphones and relax to your favorite playlist. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen, as you can easily get carried away!
5. Enjoy the Waters
You’re at the beach! Get in there and splash, swim, and play around. Enjoy the waves and surf as they rumble over you, carrying you around. If you have any children with you, keep an eye on them, as the waves can easily knock toddlers off their feet. Also, if there are any warning signs, follow them, as dangers like rip currents are a real hazard.
6. Take Photographs
You’re on vacation, and it only makes sense that you want to take photos for keepsake. After all, this is the only way you can indeed boast about your wonderful vacation and joke about your friend looking like a boiled lobster. Along with fun family shots, use filters to add more flair to your photos. Apps like Instagram can do this for you.
If you need help on what to capture, take pictures of the sparkling sands, crystal waters, and vibrant umbrellas! That’s the basis of a beautiful beach photo. If you want to capture something a little more romantic, why not relax at the beach until sunset. The charming “golden hour” as they say consists of a deep orange sun dipping behind the horizon while spilling pink and red light into the sky. Everything shines bright as gold, as the name implies.
7. Take a Stroll
Strolling down the beach not only benefits your health but clears your mind. Take in the cool breeze and the smell of the ocean, and find peace. If you want something a little more intense, head out for a jog! Remember, bring water with you. Also, running in sand is tougher than on pavement, which is good exercise.
8. View the Sunset
What better way to end your day at the beach than to take in the beauty of the sunset? Some beaches even have nightly parties to celebrate the evening, so if you’re looking for some fun late into the night, this is a perfect chance. Best of all, these celebrations are usually free!
So, sit back and have fun at the beach! There is no short in activities at the beach, so enjoy what nature has to offer and let your creativity loose. If you’re looking to book a resort in Khao Lak, get in touch with us today!