I am always trying to find different ways of enjoying the summer when we visit the sea. After all, life is too short to just join the “all-inclusive resort” type of holiday.
It’s great to walk along the beach, have some relaxing time with the company of family, taking some vitamin D from the sun.
At the same time, we can always make more of our holidays by the sea, finding many physical and recreational activities become more pleasant and healthy too.
Performing an activity on the seafront decreases the production of the stress hormone, cortisol, in addition to increasing your feeling of relaxation with the sound coming from the waves.
Also, if maintaining a physical exercise routine during the year is already difficult for you, on your holidays this challenge tends to be even greater. At a time when we naturally become more relaxed and with an unruly routine, the temptation to leave activities aside and succumb to laziness can become irresistible.
For this reason, I have put together some activities for you to practice by the sea, alone or in a group. If you are thinking about organising your trip to the beach, be sure to read it until the end.
You should consult your doctor or GP, before performing any activity that requires an increase in your muscular and respiratory resistance. Never forget the sunscreen whether it is sunny or rainy.
Hydration is also quite important – drink enough water so you don’t dehydrate your body, and don’t expect to feel thirsty. But don’t drink too much water at the same time.
It’s also highly recommended to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Your body temperature will rise and even though the sand is soft, it can cause injuries to your spine and feet. Wear light clothing and suitable tennis shoes.
If you’re on the beach, and you swim quite well, it’s always a great idea to enjoy some sports on the water.
StandUp Paddle is one of the most popular ones. It’s a complete exercise that works muscles from different regions of the body with zero impact.
If you don’t feel confident enough to try it before having some experience, a good tip is to take classes beforehand, to help balance and maximise time and exercise in the water. As well as being great entertainment. Worth the fun.
If you are not keen on StandUp. No worries. Swimming is a complete exercise.
Hiking is one of my favourite activities anywhere I go. If you love to venture out in the middle of nature, hiking is a great option to enjoy a walk on the beach. But if you are starting to practice this activity, the ideal is to choose places that offer shorter and easier to access trails.
The company of a guide who knows the region also makes all the difference to having more security when doing the trial. In addition, it is important to wear appropriate clothing and bring supplies such as water and food.
Biking is another fun and adventurous way to enjoy your time at a beach. You can go on your own or with your friends. It is also a great activity if you love to stay physically active even on your days off.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that regular bike tires (generally used for road cycling) are not ideal for beaches. It is suggested to use a Fat tire e-bike as it has a better grip on the sand. E-bikes are also suitable if you plan to go on long treks.
If you are a bit more courageous and have extensive boat handling experience, Powerboat Level 2 Course is the best activity on the sea for you.
Due to the contact, it provides to practitioners with the sea and the waves, it is a very pleasant sport, which offers psychological well-being. In the physical aspect, it strengthens resistance, balance, and motor coordination.
For safety reasons, it is important to always start the practice with the guidance of a teacher or a more experienced person, of course.
It doesn’t matter the weather; we always find time to have a bit of fun on the beach playing racquetball.
There is no score, there is no winner, and the only objective is not to drop the ball. It is also a great way of keeping fit on your holiday.
It may seem a silly activity, but it’s one of the most popular sports on the beach and when you start playing it, you’ll see that more difficult than leaving the ball in the air is wanting to stop playing it.
*This is a collaborative post