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How do you plan out a weeks beach holiday

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notanotheraibu · 18/04/2022 09:02

Family holiday, we tend to do day one walking around to find out bearings, day two beach or pool day, day three boat trip, day four pool or beach day, day five visit to nearby town or city, last couple of days chilling or maybe half day activities.

Dinner and bedtimes pushed back with around 5ish back to room for rest and shower with dinner at 8 and couple of hours entertainment before bed.

How do you plan your holidays so you do stuff but also relax at the same time?

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olympicsrock · 18/04/2022 09:05

We just play by ear - part of the joy of a holiday is not to have to plan or be on a timeframe. We chat and if there is something someone particularly wants to do then we do it.

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RampantIvy · 18/04/2022 09:08

No planning here either. We like to be spontaneous.

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Wailywailywaily · 18/04/2022 09:11

My experience of living in a holiday destination is that most people go to big attractions on Wednesdays. Even more so if Wednesday is wet. So my advice is always that if you want to avoid the crowds go to The Eden Project on Monday.
Many local towns have their farmers/ craft markets on Wednesday too.

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gogohm · 18/04/2022 09:26

No plan unless it needs prebooking - eg last beach based holiday sat-sat I pre booked a sailing trip on the Wednesday, we then enquired with the car hire desk in the morning after we arrived and booked for the Thursday (we wanted Tuesday but was fully booked). That was enough as we wanted relaxation and swimming plus lots of sports on offer

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Hoppinggreen · 18/04/2022 09:28

We don’t

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ArtOfTheImpossible · 18/04/2022 09:29

Pitch tent, go to beach, shower, eat, sleep. Repeat 2 to 5.

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CeeceeBloomingdale · 18/04/2022 09:30

We just wing it. I wouldn’t dedicate a whole day to finding our bearings, we would head out to the beach and explore on the way etc. I would only plan if a market was on a certain day for example.

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LoudingVoice · 18/04/2022 09:31

I don’t like to over plan on holiday, if something comes up we want to do we’ll do it.

Having every day pre planned doesn’t feel like a holiday to me.

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LubaLuca · 18/04/2022 09:33

@olympicsrock

We just play by ear - part of the joy of a holiday is not to have to plan or be on a timeframe. We chat and if there is something someone particularly wants to do then we do it.

This. I spend more time planning which books I'm taking with me than I do thinking about what we'll do on any given day.

Although yes, I agree that a market can make me set aside a morning.
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ReadyToMoveIt · 18/04/2022 09:35

We don’t plan anything. We just do whatever we fancy doing that day.

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TheBolterdahling · 18/04/2022 09:36

I like to research the area and choose a few interesting things I’d like to do but then I am Totally flexible as to whether we go or not

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RampantIvy · 18/04/2022 09:44

I do what you do @TheBolterdahling. I like to see what there is to see and do before we go, then decide when we are there on an ad hoc basis.

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lickenchugget · 18/04/2022 09:46

No planning on a beach holiday

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nearlyspringyay · 18/04/2022 10:00

Don't plan on a beach holiday.

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Oddfood · 18/04/2022 10:38

Pool, lunch, beach, shower, walk to restaurants.
Interspersed with reading, maybe a few walks.
Bliss

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Seeline · 18/04/2022 10:44

Research before we go so have a list of things it would be nice to do.
Once arrived, see how we feel. Usually decide the night before if we are going to do something the next day.
If in the UK, obviously more dependent on the weather for some things.
Very flexible when the DCs were small in terms of timing of meals etc, often dependent on how well they'd slept.

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NeedleNoodle3 · 18/04/2022 11:16

Very similar to you OP, we normally book a boat trip and then a couple of trips an interesting place such as caves or ruins etc. Then chill the days in-between.

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RampantIvy · 18/04/2022 11:24

Very similar to you OP, we normally book a boat trip and then a couple of trips an interesting place such as caves or ruins etc. Then chill the days in-between.

We do these types of activities as well, but don't pre-plan them before we go. I just look at the options online. Although, the last time we did such a holiday there were more activities on offer from local firms than I could find online. We booked a spur of the moment boat trip to a volcanic island on one of the days, and I hadn't seen it advertised online.

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