The beach is always the perfect place to visit as there are lots to see and so many things to do. Swim, beach comb, play a sport, jet ski, sunbathe, surf – the list goes on and on and on. But you don’t see everything all in one beach. For example, you don’t see surfers flock to certain beaches because there aren’t any good waves to ride.
Certain places are known for certain types of recreation. Maybe that’s why it’s always so refreshing to experience a different beach scene. Check out these popularly increasing beach activities and find out where you can catch them.
Beach Soccer: Rio de Janeiro is the cultural hub of Brazil, and it’s one lively tourist destination. In fact its where the 2014 World Cup will be hosted. Football (or soccer) is the most popular sport in the country, so it’s no surprise that beach soccer is a loved beach activity here, as well. The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are where beach soccer originated, specifically in Leme Beach. Praia do Pepe at the beginning of Barra da Tijuca, is also one location where sports enthusiasts like to come and play.
Body Surfing: One mention of body surfing, and I’m reminded of Hawaii. You’re free to do it in almost all the beaches there, so long as you check the weather conditions before going into the water. For those who are just starting out, head to mellow surf beaches such as Waikiki Beach in Oahu and Kalapaki Beach in Kauai. There, conditions are near-perfect. For more experienced body surfers, challenges await you in Makapu’u Beach Park.
Metal Detecting: Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire, UK offers you a pristine beach with golden sand, spectacular views, and a lot of washed-up trinkets just waiting to be found. So if you’re after travel and treasure, this quaint village is the place to be. People come across a variety of things, from ammonite fossils to lost pieces of jewelry. So why don’t you grab your metal detector and pay the place a visit. You might find knickknacks you’d probably want to keep forever.
Paddle Boarding: Calm, blue waters are perfect for paddle boarding, and the place with conditions that are almost always ideal for this kind of activity is Loreto, Mexico. Though paddle boarding is quite popular in Mexico, Loreto offers a much more relaxed vibe. Folks also enjoy visiting Bahia de Loreto National Park to get a chance at paddle boarding with their favorite marine animals. Tower Paddle boards comes to mind as a source for paddle boards – I remember watching them on Shark Tank
Tubing: If you get a kick at tubing as a recreation, then you will definitely have fun with the Banana Boat Ride and FlyFish. And I know of a fun-filled beach destination that offers both these rides 7 days a week – Boracay, Philippines. When you decide to sojourn in this beautiful island, you’ll find that it’s always so inviting to see a whole family or a bunch of friends enjoy the adrenalin rush that comes with riding the Banana Boat and FlyFish.