7 Ways to Relax at the Beach

September 29th 2023
Mike Fisher
7 Ways to Relax at the Beach

Enjoying a day at the beach and relaxing go together like sunshine and tan lines. It is almost impossible to have one without the other. If serenity is calling your name, the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast are the perfect place to spend your vacation. Imagine the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of the salt air, and the sun on your face. Talk about the perfect storm for some true R&R.

And if you needed more convincing, keep in mind that National Relaxation Day is right around the corner. Why not do yourself a favor and fully commit! Here are 7 ways to relax at the beach, just in case you decide to turn “Relaxation Day” into “Relaxation Week.”


1. Sleep In


Sleeping in is one of the top things to do on the Emerald Coast on a rainy day. After all, you paid for a beachfront condo with views of the water. Open a window and let the sound of the waves lull you into a deep sleep.


sleeping in on your vacation

Pictured above is a woman sleeping in while on vacation.


2. Go Fishing


Fishing is a great way to relax at the beach and is a fun activity for all ages. You can go on a fishing charter or rent your own boat and take it out into the Gulf of Mexico. Fish from land at any of the beaches along the Emerald Coast. Visit myfwc.com for more information on fishing.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Fishing Charters Online}


Father and son fishing Ways to Relax at the Beach

Pictured above is a father and son fishing in the ocean.


3. Go to a Movie


There’s something special about cuddling up in your favorite sweater in a chilly movie theater and catching the latest flick. Take advantage, and take advantage often. Parents of young children will understand this. Once you have “Thing One” and “Thing Two” running around, your spontaneous movie nights are few and far between. And who knows, you may be able to catch a flick that was filmed in Destin!


relax at the movies
Image from Flickr


4. Get a Massage


Getting a massage is one of the best ways to relax at the beach. Jen Townsend of Mobile Massage Therapy in Destin will come to your home or condo and help you de-stress and unwind. She sets up in a quiet room or outside, so the sounds and smells of the Gulf of Mexico can help send you into a deep state of relaxation.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Spa Services Online}


7 Ways to Relax at the Beach

Pictured above is a woman having a relaxing massage.


5. Stand up Paddleboarding


An active lifestyle has its relaxing perks, too. If you’re looking for more ways to relax at the beach, try paddleboarding. Paddleboarding is an easy to learn, non-strenuous activity that is both relaxing and exhilarating. To shake up your exercise routine, try stand up paddleboard yoga.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Paddleboard Tours Online}


relax and paddleboard at the beach


6. Rent a Pontoon


Step 1: Rent a pontoon boat. Step 2: Take the pontoon boat to Crab Island. Step 3: Commence to chill out and party.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Pontoon Boat Rentals Online}


relax at crab island


7. Sunset Sailing


Book a sailing charter and sip on cocktails while taking in the unparalleled beauty of an iconic Gulf of Mexico sunset. Watching the sun disappear into the ocean while gently rocking to the waves relaxes the senses and calms the mind. And a little alcohol doesn’t hurt either.

{Read Reviews & Book Destin Sailing Charters Online}


relax on a sunset sail



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