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Beach breaks: how to make more of sun, sand & sea

Beach breaks are, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable summer holidays there are, which is why each year, millions of us swarm to beaches across the world. From the Costa Del Sol in Spain and St Tropez in France to Palm Beach in Florida and Panama City Beach in Mexico, there are beautiful beaches all over the world.

There is no doubt about it, beach breaks make fantastic trips, and are ideal for relaxing and recharging your batteries. However, the downside to beach breaks is the fact that they are all a little too similar and made up of a combination of sunbathing, swimming, and drinking cocktails with a coconut base.

The good news is that making more of your beach break, and creating memories that will last a lifetime is easier than you would think. For ideas for making more of your next beach break, read on.

bbq on the beach

Catch your food

Fancy giving fishing, or maybe crabbing, a try? If you have never been fishing before, a beach break is a perfect time to try your hand at this interesting activity. It’s fun, relaxed, and a great way to learn more about the food that you are eating. Just make sure to check if a fishing permit is required, as well as what seafood is safe to eat in the country that you are visiting. As well as fly fishing from the beach, you may also be able to book an excursion on a fishing boat to see how the fishermen do it.

Cook on the beach

What better way to make the most of your time on the beach than to cook on it? Whether that’s using a disposable BBQ or a DIY BBQ pit, it doesn’t matter, cooking on the beach can be a lot of fun. Don’t fancy eating on the sand? How about treating yourself to the best beach tent within your price range? This can also be used for sheltering from the sun and relaxing in, so it will definitely be a worthwhile buy. Whether you fancy trying out some cuisine from the country that you are visiting or having a BBQ that serves foods a little closer to home, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you are able to have a laugh with your travel buddies, cooking a range of delicious dishes on the beach. You could even attempt to make some DIY cocktails as well, to give your BBQ more of a buzz.

kayaking by the beach

Learn a new skill

What are holidays all about, aside from relaxing and recharging, of course? They are about trying new things and having new experiences. So with that in mind, a great way to spend some of your time abroad is learning a new skill. Whether you have always wanted to learn how to surf, kayak or jet ski, a beach break could be the perfect time to do so. Whether you want to teach yourself or undertake lessons, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you are brave enough to try something new.

Want to make more of your next beach break? Then be sure to take note of the tips and advice above and implement when it comes to your trip planning.

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