5 Best Beach Activities

Summer is just around the corner and so is beach season. This year, millions of us will head for sunny beaches all around the world on summer holiday. Aside from swimming and romantic walks along the shore, a lot of people are stumped when it comes to actual activities to try on their next trip to the beach. To help solve this dilemma, here are the 5 best beach activities to try the next time you find yourself out of ideas.

Land Yachting

**BESTPIX**  British Landsailing Regatta Combine wind with a flat sandy beach and you’ve got the perfect conditions for land yachting. Also known as land sailing, this exhilarating sport incorporates all the thrills of high speed sailing without the water. Popular in the UK, the US, Brazil, New Zealand and many other countries, land yachting typically consists of a one-person sailing vessel. Like a boat, pilots control the direction of their vessel through the use of wind and sails. The only difference is instead of floating in the sea, you’re on a flat beach grounded by three wheels. Land yachts can reach speeds of 60 mph, so this is not an activity for the faint-hearted and will require instruction the first time you think about taking it on.


Beachcombing This family-friendly activity is both entertaining and educational. The tides wash up all kinds of things onto beaches all over the world. Though conch shells may be the ultimate find, you are likely to come across plenty of other shells and corals on your next seaside adventure. Hermit crabs, various species of seaweed, egg casings and other treasures make frequent appearances on beaches and present a wonderful opportunity for learning and discovery.


Yoga The beach is a wonderfully relaxing place. There is something about a gentle sea breeze and the sound of waves crashing on the shore that immediately lowers heart rates and melts stress away. Enhance this relaxing feeling by taking a beachside yoga class. Organised classes and groups have been popping up all around the world, from California, to Brazil and even Dorset. Whether practising yoga to find inner peace or simply for the health benefits, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better venue for the activity.

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball For the ultimate fun in the sun activity, try beach volleyball. Nets tend to spring up on beaches across the globe when the weather heats up as beachgoers seek a fun way to pass the time. Very few of us, of course, are well versed in the rules and techniques involved in the sport, but that should never stand in the way of a casual match against friends or family. For single beachgoers, this is also a great way to meet new people and show off your athletic ability.


Sunbathing No list of beach activities would be complete without sunbathing. After a long cold winter, there is nothing better than pulling up a lounge chair, reclining and relaxing under the sun. Just bring along a good book, some sunscreen and a chilled beverage, and your afternoon is set. Of course, you’ll also want to think about your designer beachwear collection, so you look your best in the sun. The beach has always enjoyed a kind of universal appeal. It draws people in from all walks of life and whatever your personal preferences are, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to indulge in a beach activity that you will thoroughly enjoy. This article was produced by blogger Jay Pea - who blogs on all sorts from leisure and fashion to travel and news.

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