22 Fun Things To Do At The Beach for Couples
The beach is an amazing place for couples to explore and enjoy time together.
Here are some fun things you can do at the beach with your partner that will make this summer one to remember!
- Identify footprints
- Collect driftwood
- Look for shapes in the clouds
- Send a message in a bottle
- Make a keepsake beach in a jar
- Have a wave shower
- Ring toss onto bottle
- Enjoy a facial or a sand body scrub
- Give each other a massage
- Take a romantic beach walk
- Rent a tandem kayak
- Make s’mores
- Gratitude reminder
- Take selfies
- Rent a bike or scooter
- Take a nap in the sand together
- Do yoga on the beach
- Enjoy a special treat
- Find a pet at the beach
- Learn a new skill
- Have a picnic lunch or dinner on the beach
- Get creative with sand art
1. Identify Footprints
It’s amazing the foot prints that you find on the beach. Take a photo of each print then see if you can find them online and identify what animal they belong to.
Or you can make up stories about the animal that they belong to.
2. Collect Driftwood
This can be a fun activity if you are looking for something to do together and also want to bring home a souvenir from your trip.
Driftwood has been worn away by sand and waves over time and depending on where it came from it could tell some amazing stories about nature’s power.
You can find all sorts of shapes and sizes of driftwood, so take your time in finding the perfect piece. They work very well as decor around your home or office space when they are sanded down and oiled up with stain or varnish.
Driftwood can also be used as a fire starter if you plan on having a bonfire later in the day.
3. Look for Shapes in the Clouds
This is a great way to relax and spend some time together enjoying nature. Spend some time trying to spot different animals, objects or even people in the clouds. See who can find the most interesting shapes and make up stories about them.
4. Send a Message in a Bottle
If you have never done this before, it is definitely worth giving it a try! All you need is to find a nice bottle with a tight fitting lid, some paper and pens.
Write your message on the paper, put it in the bottle and seal it up.
This could be something as simple as your names and the date or you could get creative with it! If you are feeling really adventurous you could include a treasure map leading to buried treasure (or just write out where the treasure is hidden).
The recipient of your bottled message will have no idea where it came from which only adds to the mystery and fun of it all!
If you want to find out who discovered your message, include your phone number (including country code) or your email address.
You can also decorate your bottles for extra flair! Then just throw them into the ocean or another body of water where you know they will float away.
5. Make a Keepsake Beach in a Jar or a Bowl
All you need is some sand, seashells and an empty jar or a bowl. After filling it half way with sand place shells, rocks, starfish, driftwood and anything else you found on the beach.
This can be a great decoration for your home or an amazing gift to give someone. It’s also very simple, so it’s something you could do together even if neither of you are overly crafty!
6. Have a Wave Shower
If the waves aren’t too strong this is another fun activity that will allow you to connect with nature and each other by spending some time getting splashed by the water. When there are waves coming into shore grab onto your partner and lean back as they come crashing over top of both of you then pull them under again until all the sand falls off ! You’ll feel refreshed, clean and ready to take on whatever else comes up today at the beach .
7. Ring Toss onto Bottle
This game might not sound like much but it can provide hours of entertainment especially if you are playing against each other.
Set up two lines about 20 feet apart from each other and place a bottle at the end of each line . Then take turns trying to toss a ring onto the bottles. The player who gets their ring on the bottle first wins!
8. Enjoy a Facial or a Body Scrub
This is something that can be done either before or after your day at the beach.
All you need is
- 1/2 cup sand
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
Grab a handful of the scrub, and gently rub into the skin in a circular motion for 1 minute.
The feeling of sand mixed with coconut oil and essential oils is amazing and it will leave your skin feeling so soft and you will feel totally pampered.
9. Give Each Other a Massage
Give each other massages using either coconut oil or sun tan lotion to give them that extra glow they’ve been working all day to achieve.
10. Take a Romantic Beach Walk
Walk along the water’s edge and admire all of nature’s beauty while taking in the fresh air. Collect shells, pebbles and other treasures that have been washed ashore by waves from far away places, to bring home as souvenirs.
If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a dolphin or two swimming by!
11. Rent a Tandem Kayak
Get some exercise by renting a tandem kayak and try to go the furthest distance possible before tipping over or sinking.
12. Make S’mores
Get some s’mores supplies and roast marshmallows on the beach after dark as you wait for stars to appear in between clouds!
13. Gratitude Reminder
Write down things you are grateful for on a piece of paper, fold it up and put it in a bottle to keep forever as a reminder that your time at the beach was perfect in every way!
14. Take Selfies
This can be a great way to capture your time together on your special day. Get creative with photos for Instagram or Facebook by taking pictures from different angles so you get used poses that look good. Make sure no one is in the background of any shots, especially if they are strangers who aren’t aware their picture might end up online at some point in time! Use natural light instead of flash when possible as this will give more “true” colours and lessen harsh shadows. Try going early morning or late afternoon/evening for best lighting conditions outdoors.
15. Rent a Bike or Scooter
Rent some bikes or scooters and explore the town/area you’re visiting.
16. Take a Nap in the Sand Together
This can be a great stress reliever. Lay down side by side and let the sand support your bodies as you drift off to sleep for an hour or so. It’s a good idea to lie under an umbrella and have sunscreen on so you don’t get burnt.
17. Do Yoga on the Beach
Or do some simple stretches together in different areas of the beach depending on how strong the waves are coming in and where it is safe enough to walk barefoot.
18. Enjoy a Special Treat
End your day with a delicious ice cream cone while watching the waves crash onto shore!
19. Find a Pet at the Beach
Explore the rock pools and find a pet you can take home, such as hermit crabs, turtles or star fish. Make sure you work out how to look after them before you remove them from their natural environment.
20. Learn a New Skill
Instead of just relaxing all day, why not try out some new skills? How about learning how to bodyboard, stand up paddleboard, throw a frisbee or play beach volleyball or beach tennis.
21. Have a Picnic Lunch or Dinner
Bring a picnic lunch to the beach and enjoy eating it while watching waves crash onto shore!
Wrap up your day by enjoying a beautiful sunset together. Watch the colours change as the sun slowly dips below the horizon and reflect on everything that has happened on your special trip during your trip.
22. Get Creative with Sand Art
A simple, yet fun activity. All you need is dry sand, water and your imagination. What shapes or pictures can you create?
Ivana Katz is a Sydney based website designer and travel blogger. Having her own business has given her the freedom to explore the world. She believes travel is the best teacher and her passion for adventure, writing and photography has taken her and her son to some amazing places, including Hawaii, Canada, Fiji, Greece and Czech Republic. Ivana’s favourite thing about travelling is learning, discovering hidden gems and creating memories. She loves nothing more than inspiring other women to chase their dreams and explore the world with their families and friends.