Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Frugal Day at the Beach

Here are some ways to enjoy a day at the beach without spending any money.

  1. Sand, Surf, and Sun: Enjoy your day at the beach for free. Mother Earth charges nothing for you to enjoy her splendor. Kids, young and old, can splash in the surf; boogie board; or just take it easy in a surf chair.
  2. Watch for Fauna: Bird watching at the beach can be a thrill! Pelicans dive-bomb into the ocean to retrieve their meals; seagulls sneak food from unsuspecting tourists (*Be warned, seagulls love potato chips); and plovers scurry about near the water’s edge. If your vacation brings you to one of the Lowcountry’s beaches, keep a watchful eye out for dolphin.
  3. Build a Sandcastle: You can build a simple "drip castle" or an elaborate castle city. Check out these tips on sandcastle building from Sandy Feet. Are you headed to South Padre Island, TX for your vacation? Find out about sandcastle building lessons here.
  4. Beachcombing: Beach combing is not just looking for shells. It’s about exploring and discovering all kinds of washed up sealife. From driftwood to sea urchins, you never know what you might find.


Megan said...

Thanks for stopping by on my blog. I really appreciate your input!

It seems like everyone has recommended the bermuda shorts-type length, so bolstered with this positive support, I am gonna take the leap into wearing shorts again this summer.

Love the ideas about frugal traveling. Since having our two boys, we've thought that we just couldn't afford to vacationi. But I have some hope now; I love the renting idea! Having a kitchen where you can make your own meals is a great way to save on vacations!

OurGreatEscape said...


When it comes to a vacationing, my motto is "where there's a will, there's a way";-)

Walt Disney World became an obsession for me early in motherhood. I have quite a few tricks up my sleeve if WDW is where you want to go.

With our place in South Carolina, I'm always on the lookout for cheap airfare. I just scored a great fare out of Little Rock for our November trip.