Ah… the beach. Just typing these words is making me miss it more and more. Last year was our first time to Bellaria so I was taking everything in. This year, we turned it up a notch and made sure we took advantage of more activities and more fun time. While my goal was to sit and do nothing, I made an effort to be more active and involved this time around.
I also wanted to make sure that I documented more of beach life.
(BEWARE.. THERE ARE A LOT OF PICTURES)
The Adriatic isn’t the most glamorous side of the peninsula . Crystal clear waters is not what you’re going to find but you will find fantastic sandy beaches. Let’s face it, that’s all the kids want anyway. I honestly can’t say enough good things about beach and staff at Playa del Sol.
There is something for everyone. Every day, there’s a schedule of events for those who want to participate. From morning stretching to volleyball, Zumba and even CrossFit. There’s Mini Club for the kids which is essentially arts and crafts time to Baby Dance which is just a fun time for the girls to dance around to fun, silly songs!
Volley ball matches were daily and always drew big crowds.
Bocce ball is huge in Italy so it’s only natural to have several courts for playing.
My girls kept asking me if I knew how to play Foosball. They were really wanted to try it out but maybe next year.
Under the main canopy, there are exercise equipment available for guests to use.
Just looking at these makes me want to go back now….
The one thing the girls couldn’t wait to do at the beach was to go to the playground. No matter how many times we explained that we’re at the beach to play in the sand and swim, they just had to go to the playground.
We lost count of how many gelato and granite we all had…
Miss C was absolutely frightened by this inflatable alligator..
With everything that had happened earlier in the year, I wanted to make sure I was present and in the moment with my kids. While I did relax I also played just as much. We made sand castles together and had a blast!
It was hard work building this castle and Miss V worked really hard on making tunnels but got tired so we just left it at one. We made this in the morning and by afternoon, our was the only one standing. All of the other castles had gotten destroyed.
One of my favorite things to do on the beach.. is SHOP!!
.. and let’s not forget how fun it is to get your face painted!
This year the Playa del Sol staff also offered cooking classes. Beach goers were treated to hands on lessons on how to make Piadina (a tortilla- like bread) and Strozzapreti (a long twisted pasta) which are both regional foods.
I wish I could say that this is the end of my beach series… but it’s not. There’s still so much more to share! Stay tuned….
Oh.. I do have one more thing…
Look who was at the beach AGAIN with us!! The german couple with their uber fantastic plastic preztel! I was a bit obsessed with them last year.