7 Spontaneous Things To Do At The Beach
So You Really Seas The Day

Because, to be honest, seizing the day can be easier said than done.

It's like adding items to your bucket list with the intention of checking them off. You may write down "take a tropical trip" in a note on your phone with so much excitement, wanderlust, and passion. But, you may ditch the idea when you realize that you have to do a little research, purchase a plane ticket, and come up with an itinerary. You may think, "Well, I'll get around to it," but don't get into that habit this summer.

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities

Embrace the sunny season! Can I suggest some spontaneous things to do at the beach this summer, that'll help you really seas the day? Sweet! Try these things you can do at the beach to guarantee you seas the day instead. Got it? Good.


The first spontaneous thing you should do at the beach is build a sand castle with your BFFs. It's an activity you likely did all the time with your siblings, when you were little and hanging by the shore. So, why not dig up a classic fave?

Start by gathering up a bunch of buckets and plastic shovels. Then, find a spot in the sand near your towels that is spacious enough for a castle. You could build an epic castle worthy of royalty or just a simple tower. It's completely up to you and your artsy side.

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities


If you and your BFFs are feeling adventurous, then you may want to jump into the waves and take a surfing lesson. It's the best way to take your average beach day to the next level. Not to mention, you'll feel like Moana when you're hanging on your board and conquering the sea.

Now, not all beaches offer surfing or private lessons. So, you may need to do some research ahead of time, if you want to participate in this excursion. You may need to find a dreamy spot on the coast that has propper ripcurls and highly recommended instructors. The extra planning will be so worth it, though — I pinky promise.

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities

3. start A GAME

Every time you go to the beach, you notice the pick-up games going on. There are groups of friends gathered around lines in the sand and volleyball nets, and squads that are splitting up into teams for badminton. Do yourself a favor, and join in on the fun. That would be very spontaneous of you.

Simply approach the players, and politely ask if they're looking for any subs or additional team members. If they say yes, then introduce yourself to everyone else and take your position. Go over the rules, get to know people during water breaks, and be a good sport. Spoiler alert: You might make a new friend or two.

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities

4. ride a bike

Being by the water means one thing: You're minutes away from cute shopping districts, art galleries, family-owned pizza places, and picturesque lighthouses. Take some time to rent a bike, and experience it all, OK?

Ride through the town with your BFFs, and stop at restaurants and pastel-colored walls that are Instagram-worthy. Speed by the beaches, and breathe in all the good vibes and saltwater air. It'll make your soul feel refreshed, and give you quality memories to take home. You'll think, "Wow! I've truly seas-ed the day."

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities


Here's the scoop on another childhood classic: When you're not entirely sure how to seas your beach day, find the nearest ice cream truck or stand. It'll likely be a local place that has sprinkles in massive containers on the counter and homemade flavors you can't get anywhere else. You'll walk in and instantly be greeted by the smell of waffle cones and vanilla swirls.

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities


One of my favorite parts of summer is that there's live music everywhere you go. There are local bands playing outside of restaurants, and outdoor concerts going on regularly in the parks. You can catch a show at the shore for cheep, or maybe even for free, and lets you dance while the sun goes down.

Even bringing along a radio can add a bit of unplanned spontaneity to a beach day. The last time I hit the beach we brought a Sunnylife Retro Sounds Speaker, which is an MP3 speaker with AM/FM radio. I hadn't used a radio in years but it was actually fun experiencing the victory of finding a proper music station as well as listening to unfamiliar music.

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities

7. pack a picnic

Let's be honest: Going to the beach is an all-day affair. You get up early, hit the road, and scope out your patch of sand before everybody else. You spend the entire day relaxing and doing exciting activities. The best way to top it all off is with a beachy picnic. I mean, you gotta eat sometime? You can make it as grand or as casual as you want, but doesn't this perfectly set Sunnylife Picnic Basket look mouthwatering?

Sunnylife Blog 7 Spontaneous Beach Day Activities

Make a plan and enjoy the rest of your beach day, knowing that you have seas-ed every single moment.


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