Best Summer Activities at the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

The summer season has officially kicked off here on the Gulf Coast! We are excited to spend the next 12 weeks welcoming visitors to our beaches to relax and enjoy their vacation. No matter where you are staying, there are so many fun things to do at the beach. Whether you are an adventure traveler or just looking to unwind and unplug, our areas have something for everyone. From dolphin cruises in Destin to watercraft rentals in Orange Beach, you’ll find something new to do every day of your vacation. As an added bonus, you can book your summer activity through our Southern Perks program and receive exclusive discounts while you are here. Read on for our list of the best summer activities at the beach, and start planning your trip today!

Labor Day vacation at the beach
Best Summer Activities at the Beach

1. Bike Rentals

What could be more enjoyable than hopping on your bike

2. Dolphin Cruises

Dolphin cruises are one of the best summer activities at the beach, and definitely the most popular. Who wouldn’t want to sail through some of the area’s most beautiful waters as dolphins swim right by your boat? While dolphin cruises are plentiful in Destin, you don’t have to vacation here to see them. You can also embark on a dolphin cruise in Panama City Beach, Pensacola Beach, and Orange Beach. Just bring your sunscreen and camera as you get ready for a good time!

3. Parasailing

For a whole new perspective of the blue water and white sand, grab your friends and set sail on a parasailing adventure over the water. You’ll get a bird’s eye view and you may even be able to spot some sea turtles or dolphins! Soar as high as 500 feet while you take in the view. You can book your parasailing adventure in Pensacola Beach, Destin, or Fort Walton Beach.

Best Summer Activities at the Beach
Fishing Charters in Destin

4. Snorkeling

Have you always wanted to snorkel through clear blue water but never had the chance to? Make it happen during your summer vacation at the beach! Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or if it’s your first time, just about all of our areas offer snorkel excursions for all ages. Book your snorkel trip in Gulf Shores, Panama City Beach, or Fort Walton Beach for endless fun!

5. Pontoon Boat Rentals

Or, to enjoy your vacation at a slower pace, round up your group and rent a pontoon boat. It’s the perfect chance to unplug and reconnect with your friends and family while you cruise through the Gulf. Since pontoon boats can hold as many as 12 people, they’re ideal for family reunions or group get-togethers. Rent pontoon boats in Destin, Pensacola Beach, or Orange Beach – just about anywhere!

6. Fishing Charters

Meanwhile, for the adventure traveler, fishing charters are a must. This exciting activity can take you far out into the deep Gulf waters to hunt for in-season fish like cobia or snapper. Fishing charters are extremely popular in Destin, since Destin is known for its plentiful waters. After all, it’s known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village!” You can book a group fishing charter or a private fishing charter depending on your preference. No matter what you choose, you’ll be glad you did!

Are you looking for more fun at the beach? Visit our Southern Perks for a full list of available activities including helicopter tours, zipline adventures, jet ski rentals, and more!