This year it's a certainty that you won't spend your holiday lazing on the beach! Put down that book, however good it is, and have a go at sand yachting or some of the other 'in' sports, like kite buggy, speed sailing gold kite mountain boarding.
if you prefer a more relaxing time with your family, you could go foraging on the beach and discover all the different types of seaweed, shells and shellfish which are uncovered at low tide. Please be sure to follow the rules for collection, the control sizes, the days when foraging is allowed and don't turn the stones over or damage the foreshore … their role is essential in supporting marine life, the beach and the dunes. It's easy to follow the rules, even when you're on holiday.