So you’ve moved to the beach! The sun, sand and waves are calling your name! But what do you do now? Below we will look at 12 fun, family-friendly activities that can be enjoyed at the beach!
Build A Sandcastle
Building sandcastles is a fun, family activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. All you need is some sand, a few buckets and spades, and imagination! Whether engaging in a little friendly competition or working together to create a masterpiece, building sandcastles are a must-do beach activity.
Go For A Swim
Swimming is a great way to cool off on a hot day and the beach is the perfect place to do it! Swimming also provides a great workout and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
An important note to make is to remember water safety. Regardless of whether you are in Myrtle Beach along the Atlantic Ocean or in Malibu along the Pacific Ocean, water safety, especially at the beach, is of the utmost importance.
It would be sad if you don’t take any pictures of yourself in beach swimwear.
Take A Stroll
Taking a stroll on the beach is a great way to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise at the same time. Enjoy the sound of the waves crashing against the shoreline and take in the salty air.
Depending on the type of beach, you can also look for treasures such as seashells, sea glass or even sand dollars.
Volleyball is a great way to get some exercise and have some fun at the same time. The best part is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. All you need is a volleyball and somewhere to play.
If there are no other people around to play with, you can always play against the sand. Just make sure to set the boundaries!
Build A Fire
Smores, hot dogs and s’mores…oh my! Building a fire on the beach is a great way to cook food, keep warm and enjoy some quality time with friends and family, especially in the evening as the sun goes down. Just be sure to obey all local ordinances and never leave a fire unattended.
Frisbee is a great way to get some exercise and have some fun. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and can be played almost anywhere.
Bring along a Frisbee or two and you’ll be set for some beach fun.
Check Out The Local Wildlife
The beach is a great place to view local wildlife. Depending on the time of year, you may see dolphins, whales, seagulls, crabs and more. If you enjoy fishing, you may be able to enjoy some time throwing your line in the water.
Be sure to keep a safe distance and never harass or disturb any wild animals.
Grab A Surfboard
If you are up for it, surfing can be a great way to enjoy the beach. It is a challenging activity that can provide a good workout. However, it is not for everyone and should only be attempted if you are comfortable with the waves and have some experience surfing.
Read A Book
If you need a break from the sun and sand, reading a book is a great way to relax. Find a spot on the beach where you can spread out your towel or sit on a chair, put on some sunscreen and lose yourself in a good book.
Better yet, pop up an umbrella and enjoy a nap. The fresh air, sounds of crashing waves and warm sun are a perfect way to relax and provide the perfect atmosphere to doze off for a few.
Grab A Snack
Oftentimes, found at beaches are many different food and drink options. Whether it’s a simple food truck or fry stand or a more elaborate restaurant or beachside bar, there is usually something to satisfy everyone’s hunger. So, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view.
Play Some Beach Games
There are dozens of family-friendly beach games which can be played on the beach and provide hours of fun and entertainment. From games such as KanJam to corn hole, extra-large checkers to bocce ball, there is a game for everyone.
Just be sure to bring along the necessary equipment and set boundaries so that everyone can enjoy the games.
Bury Someone In Sand
This one is optional, but can be great fun for those who are up for it. Sandcastles and sand sculptures can be a lot of fun, but burying someone in the sand can take things to a whole new level.
Just make sure there is enough sand to cover the person completely and that they are okay with it. And remember, it’s all in good fun and stay far away from the water!
So, if you are looking for something to do now that you live near the beach, look no further. These 12 activities will keep you and your family busy and entertained for hours on end. Have fun!