If you’ve ever been on a beach, then you know what it means to be out on the “beach”. There are sand castles, water slides, parasailing and so many fun things to do on a beach that it’s hard to cover it all in one article. But did you know that if you go to a beach on a Saturday morning, you can find all kinds of fun activities going on? Here are just a few things to try out when you head out to the beach on a Saturday morning:
Wake up and kick off your shoes and stretch. Chances are you’ll have to walk a little for a while, since the sand is so soft and a beach walk can take a lot of time. But once you get started, just keep walking. You will never see the end of the beach, and you might just find yourself running into people from out of town! If you are running into people, join them for breakfast or lunch, and when you return, tell them you just saw an amazing sunset.
Enjoy the sun. Even if you are on a beach, there is still some sunshine out there. Just look out your window and enjoy the warm rays. You can even head to the shore and bask in the warmth. Be sure to carry a bottle of water, so that you can refresh yourself. After a long day on the beach, that is going to be essential!
See something interesting. There is no reason why you can’t see something interesting underneath the sand. Head to the edge of the beach and dig around to see some rare jellyfish, or just watch as the waves crash onto the beach.
Have a picnic. Picnics are a great way to spend a day on the beach. If the beach isn’t too busy, sit on the sand and relax for a while. Take a blanket and a picnic basket, and pack some snacks and lunches. When the beach is slow during the day, this is a great time to catch up on all of the activities that were missed during the busy rush.
Watch the waves. If you are a beach bum, you know how important it is to get out of the water on occasion. Some beaches have wave runners, which run along the beach to help push sand away. Others just have barriers of boards sticking up, trying to keep people out of the water. It doesn’t matter, just do whatever helps you get out of the water as often as possible.
Go swimming. Sometimes when the beach is slow, you just don’t have the energy to walk around the beach. Instead, go swimming! Find an area that is shaded by trees or a beach hose, jump in the water, and swim for an hour or two. This will help burn off a lot of extra calories, and you’ll feel good about how much you are burning off on your way back to the beach.
If you can go during the day. The sun is shining, so you might as well go enjoy the day. At least you won’t be getting drenched in the ocean. It’s better to enjoy your day a little bit in the sun, than it is to end up soaked from head to toe, especially if it’s windy.
Make sure you have a first aid kit with you when you hit the beach. This is not just some common sense thing, because we’ve all been cut by a jelly band or something of that nature. But it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Even if you’re only getting cut once, you know that it could be serious. So make sure you have your kit with you when you head out.
Stay hydrated. It’s a beautiful day out on the beach, but you wouldn’t want to be standing on a red hot beach in the middle of the afternoon with a drink to drink while people thrash around you. So take some ibuprofen or aspirin beforehand, and some Tylenol. This will stop you from getting sunburned. Also bring along some sunscreen and a bottle of water to refresh yourself.
And one last tip – don’t drink too much water while you are at the beach. Too much water could cause a potentially serious condition called hydrotherapy. This is where the body releases pressure from the head because of the high body temperature. If you do end up in this condition, it could be life threatening, so make sure you stay hydrated and cool.