As most of us are heading into winter, it’s not all too surprising that many of us are turning our minds and imaginations toward a beach break. As the weather grows worse, the elements become harsher and the temperatures drop, there’s little better to dream of than a warm, beachy break away from the routine of day-to-day life. Whether you want a last-minute winter getaway or are simply being organized and planning next summer’s trip, one thing remains true. You’re going to have to get organized and map things out well. Here are some areas of focus that you should take into account when planning your own big beach break!
Local vs. Overseas
How far do you want to go for your beach break? Depending on where you live, you may be able to opt into a staycation, visiting a beach that’s a drive away from you, removing you from your usual surroundings but not causing you to leave the country. If you have a larger budget and want to go overseas, there are countless beach destinations around the world calling your name, from the white sands of the Caribbean to tropical scenes in Zanzibar or the clear waters of Tulum. You will, however, need to make sure that your passport is on date, you have your travel vaccines, and that you apply for any visas that you may need in advance.
Where are you going to stay while you’re away? The accommodation makes all the difference to the feel of your holiday. You may want to try camping, setting up on a campsite with tents and sleeping bags, and spending your days out on the sand. These campsites can have running water, electricity, toilets, and other comforts. You might want a basic B&B where you get room and board. You might want something a little more stand out like St Pete Beach Hotel, offering the convenience of proximity to the sea, sand, and stunning views. Only you can know what type of accommodation ticks your budget and your boxes.
What do you want to do while you’re away? Different people want different things from their vacation, so it’s best to know what you’re going for before you get there. Do you want pure rest and relaxation? Are you happy to lie on a lounger with a cocktail and book for days on end? Do you want to dip in the sea or a pool? Or do you want to mix up your beachside activities with other local tourist attractions, hikes, water based activities, and more? The better an idea you have of how you want your trip to look, the more you can book in advance. This can help you avoid disappointment and even skip queues on the day.
These are just a few starting blocks that can guide you toward planning a big beach break to enjoy. Hopefully, some of the suggestions outlined above should help you along the way!