Tips & Tricks

Heading to a Resort This Summer? Here are 3 Options to Keep You Entertained on the Beach

More people than ever are travelling to resorts in the United Kingdom to spend their summer holidays instead of hopping on a plane and travelling abroad. 

Today, you can find some amazing deals for some of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland’s most iconic coastal resorts. They are rapidly becoming the go-to destination for millions of holidaymakers. 

However, for some people, boredom can even set in while relaxing on the beach, so if you are heading to a UK resort this summer, here are three options to keep you entertained on the beach in times of boredom. 

Why are more people going on holiday in the UK instead of travelling to far-flung locations or cheap European destinations?

One of the main reasons why so many people are opting for what is referred to as a ‘staycation’ is to save a bit of money. However, it doesn’t mean that holidaying in England or any other UK hotspots is cheap. 

You can find various deals, but it’s not necessarily the accommodation and travel that saves ‘staycationers’ money. When travelling abroad, it’s sometimes hard to know exactly what you are getting for your money and whether you are getting ripped off or not, especially when dealing with a currency you may not be so familiar with. 

When holidaying in your country, it’s much easier to spot a bargain and more difficult for anyone to try pulling the wool over your eyes. Additionally, many seasoned tourists from the UK have already done the whole Lanzarote/Magaluf/Crete/Corfu/Malaga/Thailand/Tenerife thing and want to try something different. 

People nowadays also can’t be bothered with the stress of airports, delays, cancellations, strikes, long-haul flights, weeks of planning and preparation, hostility from locals in certain countries, and the whole effort of travelling to another country. 

They have been there, done that, and got the T-shirt, and are now ready to see what their own country has to offer for a more convenient and, hopefully, stress-free experience.

Three options to keep you entertained on the beach?

Whether you are holidaying alone, with a partner, family, or friends, some of you are eventually bound to get bored after spending hours on the beach for several days in a row. 

If you have a Windows, iOS or Android smartphone or tablet device with plenty of battery life and a decent Wi-Fi connection and fancy keeping yourself entertained for an hour or so when boredom kicks in on the beach, why not try one of the following three online activities:

  1. Listen to one of your favourite podcasts – there are plenty to choose from, and today’s best podcasts cover a range of hot topics, including true crime, sports, travel, food, movies, fashion, health & fitness, business & finance, comedy, and many others
  2. Sign up to a fully licensed and regulated online casino. Today’s best sites are home to a wide range of games from numerous award-winning software providers. If you travelled abroad, you wouldn’t be able to log in to your iGaming account due to local and international laws
  3. Watch television shows or movies – don’t forget that you can also still log in to your Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video or Paramount+ account to catch up on your favourite shows and movies when holidaying in your home country, something that you couldn’t do if you travelled abroad

Some of the other things you may like to do to stave off boredom while relaxing on the beach are things like catching up on your socials, watching the latest news, watching a major sporting event, or playing other popular online games like digital crosswords, Sudoku, solitaire, and word searches. 

Instead of playing games, watching movies or listening to podcasts, you may want to plan the rest of your week or month, chat with friends or family via a video call, read an eBook, or even get educated and enrol in a short course. 

If you don’t want to do anything on your mobile device and would rather do something a little more exciting, then you may want to consider playing certain games or doing other family-friendly activities on the beach.

Examples include swimming, playing frisbee, taking a walk, having a picnic, reading a magazine, seeing what shops they have along the promenade, or writing a journal. 

You can also look for seashells, meet other people, take photographs, go fishing, build sandcastles, write messages in the sand, or play a whole range of other modern beach games. 

Final thoughts

When planning your coastal break, many fantastic coastal resorts are dotted around the United Kingdom for you to consider visiting. You can also find numerous accommodation options, such as Airbnb, self-catering, camping and caravanning, pubs, inns, bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels, hostels, and other unique accommodations. 

The best thing to do would be to book your accommodation well in advance. Try to save yourself a little bit of money by remembering to shop around to find the best deals. 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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