For most people, the beach holiday is standard, with a set purpose and itinerary. You go there for some relatively inexpensive fun and to be able to enjoy the good weather. However, that kind of experience can very quickly lose its lustre if you do it often enough. That’s why we’re going to look at how to keep things inexpensive, but to have a much better time with it.
Arrange some real zen time
If you’re going to the beach, you likely have relaxation in mind. However, the sounds and general hubbub around you can really take you out of the moment. So consider moving to a more secluded space, or coming later than usual. The weather will likely still be nice and you can really take the time to just chill-out. Bring yourself a few beers and a book to read. Forget the frolicking, just zen out for a moment.
Bring a toy
You can, of course, go the exact opposite spectrum, as well. You can just easily bring yourself something awesome to play with. For example, drones are all the rage at the moment. Fly yourself around and take some really cool shots of the beach at the same time. If you’re more active, then think about bringing yourself a watersports toy, instead. Hit the waves in fantastic fashion for much less than the price a pair of skis or a board.
Add a whole new dimension to camping
Camping at the beach isn’t exactly an entirely new experience. However, you can change it up enough for yourself that it no longer resembles what you knew as camping. For example, take a look at examples of glamping. Of staying over but in such style that it half-feels like you’re in your own hotel. Of course, you have to set up your own fire and food, still. But the change in surroundings can have quite a profound effect.
Find the culture
If you’re going somewhere that has a real culture around the beach, then consider taking the time to ingrain yourself in it. Even if you’re not much of a surfer, there can be fewer people more fun to spend time with. To have a drink and watch them tackle the waves. Even have a go yourself. The next time you’re at a surfing hotspot, then get involved with the locals.
Make a safari out of it
You don’t have to find other people to give yourself some company at the beach, either. We can all be so busy applying sunscreen and wading out into the waves that we don’t realise we’re in the middle of a thriving ecosystem. Come back to the beach when there are less people around. Instead, make it a trip that’s more about seeing wildlife than seeing the sea by itself.
You deserve to have a holiday out of the ordinary. Even if it’s just when you’re going down to the beach. Keep the above in mind and make your next trip to the beach an awesome one.