Things to Put on Your Beach Bucket List

Things to Put on Your Beach Bucket List

Heading to the beach? Sounds like a good time! Beach trips are exciting for everyone. From relaxing and soaking in the sun to building sandcastles with the family, there's just so much to do. Read our ideas below for ways to have the best time ever at the beach.

Beach BBQ

Plan a cookout at the beach with family and friends! This event can occur during the day or night. If at night, make sure to have a bonfire going for even more fun and a lightweight jacket or a women's long sleeve T-shirt if it gets a bit chilly. Food plus company equals tons of fun. Have people volunteer to bring their own food and drinks. Plus, you could always ask for help cooking. Have some music going and games for an even more enjoyable time.

Dinner by the Beach

For a special time with your significant other, friends, or family, consider having dinner by the beach. Some beaches might have restaurants nearby for enjoying well-cooked meals and cocktails. You could also dine solo for some well-deserved me-time.

Beach Volleyball

Beach volleyball is always a fun way to get some exercise in! Wear the appropriate attire, such as a swimsuit, tank top, women's shorts, or anything that'll allow you to move with ease in the hot sun. You can play 1:1 or form teams with your family and friends. Things may get "heated," but ultimately, you'll have to good time.

Learn How to Surf

If you're super adventurous and up for a challenge, consider learning how to surf if available at the beach. You can even try this out if you're a beginner. If you're already a pro, you can have a boat take you further out so you can have all the surfing fun you want. Look for the best swimsuits and accessories for surfing that can stand up to all the action, such as products that offer the right coverage and flexibility.

Sandcastle Contest!

Make building sandcastles into a contest if you'll be enjoying a day at the beach with your family. Give whoever wishes to participate enough time to enjoy building their sandcastles. Then, after time runs out, have an odd number of people vote for their favorite sandcastle. The winner gets a prize!


See the beauty of your surroundings from high up by parasailing if available at the beach. Parasailing involves being towed behind a boat while attached to a parasail wing. This activity might seem daunting, but it's low risk. So, go for it!

Catch Fish

Some beaches also provide the chance to catch plenty of fish. You can fish on your own or on board a chartered boat. If you have no experience, no problem at all! Many tours are open to all ages and skill levels. Therefore, this might be a great activity for young kids to learn a new skill.

Enjoy the Boardwalk and Town

If the beach you'll be at has a boardwalk, check it out. Beaches can be more than sand and water. Boardwalks can include rollercoasters, arcade games, tasty food, and so much more. If this sounds like a good time, don't miss out! Also, if the beach is in a beach town, try to visit it. These towns can be quaint and full of hidden gems, such as shops perfect for souvenir shopping.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Here's another adventurous activity to try! If you're at a tropical beach, it might be easier for you to achieve this goal. You might be able to find lessons for beginners, experts, and everything in between. This activity allows you to get a closer look at the beauty of nature underseas. You can go any time of the day or even partake in a full-day experience.


Kick back in your kaftan cover up and catch up on that book you've been meaning to finish but haven't had the time to complete. The wonderful thing about off days is that you have the time to relax and do the things that you love. So, go ahead and lounge under an umbrella on the beach—margarita in hand—and flip through some pages!

Dress Up for Your Activities

After deciding on a list of exciting activities, ensure you have the proper attire. Swimsuits are a given for most activities. However, other active pursuits might require a bit more tech to keep up with you, such as rash guards, moisture-wicking tees, and more. Also, for dinner and barbecuing, you could dress up a bit in a flowy maxi dress or a cover up matched with a sun hat.

Don't forget about the accessories! Match your outfits with sandals, water shoes, or anything else that you believe elevates your outfit. Choose designer sunglasses, a canvas tote bag, and other accessories to complete your ready-for-the-beach look.

Escaping to the beach is such a wonderful time. You'll have time to decompress and spend time solo or with people you love. Use our tips while planning your trip to the beach. Plus, take plenty of photos and videos to share with your family and friends. You'll make memories that'll last a lifetime!


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