So you have decided to take in some Sun, Sand and Surf and are set to have a fun day on the beach. Pardon me, Mumbaikers, this post ain't for you. We all know the state of the beaches in Mumbai. For you to have fun on a beach, it should first resemble a beach and that is the most important part of the whole fun part.
And remember how much ever we love to ape the West, never ever visit the beach in Summer when in India, like they do. All you will get, is some charred skin and your will totally end up looking like a peeling carrot. Don't you think we are brown enough already? Try to visit a beach in the winter, that is when you will have the most fun.
There are some cheesy things you have to do on the beach. It is compulsory to do them else your body will be fed piece by piece to Zombies. Don't worry, I totally made that up. That is my hangover talking, after watching too much of the fabulous 'The Walking Dead'.
So back to the Beach, here is how to to have fun on the beach.
Building Sandcastles : All of us love to make them, admit it. Put that artist in you to work and Voilà', you might just have something like this
My sandcastles end up looking like a poor man's hut more, than a castle. But the fun is in making them, right?
Taking endless walks on the beach: The waves splashing against your feet, as you walk bare feet on that smooth silken sand. There is nothing more therapeutic. Don't forget the crabs in the sand.
Collect shells: This was my favourite pastime, when I was younger, but I had to do this for hubs on this vacation. He wanted me to bring him one, with a pearl still inside it. Hey, shouldn't it be the other way around?
Watch the Sunset. Sunsets are always so glorious and spectacular on the beach. You can see the Sun slowly melt away in the waves. It is also very romantic.
If you have kids, then you can have a picnic on the beach. Carry some food in a basket. Have a blanket and you are all set to go.
Become a kid again. Jump into the sea and splash water on others who are with you. Pretty soon the whole gang will join you and you will end up having a lot of fun.
Click photographs and create memories. The waves look beautiful and you can have some exquisite pictures of the sand and surf.
Just relax and do nothing. If you are on a holiday to unwind, then absolutely not doing anything is the thumb rule. Lie back down on the sand with your favourite book and get lost in the story.
What is your favourite thing to do on a beach holiday?