A beach is a perfect place to soak up the sun and relax, but it can also be a brilliant venue for any number of sports and activities that can keep your family entertained and busy for the whole day.
Here is a look at some of the different activities you could get yourself involved in at the beach, including an introduction to some personal watercraft vehicles for guaranteed fun, diving options to consider, plus some ideas to keep younger children amused for hours.
Jet ski or wave runner?
A popular activity you might see available at the beach is the chance to surf the waves on a jet ski or a wave runner.
The first bit of confusion might be surrounding what the difference is between the two.
If you want to get technical you can get a more detailed explanation of the subtle differences between the two machines so that you know what you are climbing aboard, but the main point to remember is that both offer you the chance to have some awesome fun.
If you fancy a high-speed adventure on the water a jet ski or a wave runner is going to deliver hopefully more thrills than spills while you jet a short distance away from the beach.
Searching for treasure
If you stay at somewhere like the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina you will be right in the heart of the beach action and it is an area where divers are well catered for.
There are absolutely no guarantees that you will come across any sunken treasure but there are some fascinating shipwrecks in the area which makes for a popular dive adventure if you fancy exploring below the sea’s surface and know how to scuba-dive.
It also depends on your interpretation of treasure too, as the diversity of marine wildlife you can encounter could be viewed as priceless, even if you decide to take the more leisurely option of snorkeling.
Keeping the kids happy
If you have younger ones to entertain at the beach you will want to keep the activities a bit more age-appropriate and keep the fun confined to the sand rather than heading into the water.
A game of beach volleyball is always a family favorite and there aren’t too many adults as well as children who can resist the challenge to see how low they can go with a limbo competition.
You can improvise to create a limbo bar and adjust the height according to age and ability so that everyone gets a fair chance to show off their skills.
You could also arrange a beach treasure hunt for the kids and challenge them to find a list of items to put in their bucket and compete against others if you want to add an extra dimension to the fun.
There are numerous ways to have fun on the beach and in the water and wherever you are you are unlikely to be stuck for anything to do.