I love beach holidays, whether they’re on some Asian island or on the coast of Cornwall. I enjoy just settling down on the sand with a book, a cocktail, and the sound of waves, but every so often I get a little restless and need to feel a bit more excitement with my sandy goodness. So, every so often I find an activity beach holiday to fulfil my adrenaline need. I go skiing in winter anyway, so I’m usually covered, but there are times where I want to get my rush under a burning sun, instead of a blizzard. If you’re unfamiliar with what an activity beach holiday entails, then let me clue you in.
For the majority of people, the water sports will be the major pull on a beach activity holiday, and for good reason.
- Yachting – You might have to pay extra for this, as most packages don’t include it as standard, or sometimes at all.
- Dinghy Sailing – When you learn the basics (training is always included) then you will realise what great fun can be had. You’ll wonder why you’d never thought to do this before.
- Wind Surfing – Self-explanatory, really – but always a major pull for tourists.
- Paddleboard – Paddleboarding has really taken off in the past few years. I first did it a couple of years ago and I can honestly say that it is one of the most relaxing things I have ever done (once I learned to control the fear of falling off, which of course just leads to you falling off more).
- Kayaking – I’m sure most people have gone kayaking before (or something similar) but doing it on some tiny lake in the Cotswolds doesn’t compare to kayaking around the Greek islands.
The water’s not the only place to blow off steam by the coast, there’s also the sand and the surrounding area.
- Tennis – Tennis courts are kind of par for the course at this point on beach resorts, and so you can always get a few games in.
- Golf – Obviously, this one is dependent on whether there is a golf course near your resort, and so not all companies will provide the golf games, however you can always find a local golf course, I’m sure.
In case you’re missing your daily fitness routine, you can carry on with it whilst away.
- Yoga – If you haven’t discovered the joys of yoga yet, then where have you been? The many benefits have been being felt for centuries and those who practice it swear by its many benefits and practicing it on the beach or overlooking the bay is a magical thing.
- Beach Fitness – Like regular fitness, but on the beach! Doesn’t get better than that for any cardio lovers out there.
- Mountain Biking – I always found that I got the most joy when biking, not from the exercise, but from being at one with my surroundings and seeing a dynamic landscape.
That pretty much sums up a week abroad on a beach activity holiday. If you like adventure and adrenaline, then you should consider doing one yourself.