10 fun things to do at a beach holiday

10 fun things to do at a beach holiday

Surfing, sunbathing and scuba-diving - there are countless of activities to do on a beach vacation during summer.

To help you pick a list of fun activities for your next trip to a beach, the users of travel website VirtualTourist gave their top 10 recommendations of beach activities as well as tips on the best locations to try them out.

Beginner surfers, for instance, can check out Ireland's Inchydoney Island - said to be the perfect place to surf - for its endless beach and reliable tides.

For something a little more adventurous, travellers can go fossil hunting in Dorset Coast in the United Kingdom, where visitors have found a variety of amazing fossils, including giant marine reptiles, crinoids, ammonites and even dinosaur remains.

Travellers can even go on a seaplane adventure in Australia's Whitehaven beach, which offers some of the world's most crystal clear waters.

By air, one can enjoy an amazing view of Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Upon landing your plane in the water, you can practically jump from your seat into the ocean's warm waters for a swim.

Here are more recommendations on fun things to do at a beach holiday.

1. Snorkeling - El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Comprised of 45 unique islands and islets, Palawan El Nido is said to be the perfect place for island hopping, kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Many of the islands have coves of fine white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, making this a great location for snorkeling.

Adventurous travellers who like to do a little exploring might be interested to know that El Nido is also cradled by a backdrop of 250-million year-old limestone cliffs, and contains 888 species of fish and four archaeological sites.

Here's a travelling tip from VirtualTourist's users: Rocks and corals can hurt your feet, so don't forget to bring and wear your best aqua shoes to avoid going home with cuts.

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