When I briefly lived on the coast, I occasionally went for a beach run in the soft sand. Running in soft sand is like a low impact full body workout. It is less harsh on your joints (you can opt for barefoot or sneakers), and is a really good leg workout. You don’t have to run far to feel your calves burn! The key is to maintain a good posture, engage your core and pick a flatter surface- to avoid running on an angle over a slope. I found it better to run for shorter distances at first and build up over time and practice. Even a little bit is worth it for cardio- then you can jump straight into the water and swim.
I love paddlesuits! They are such a useful addition to my swimwear options- namely because I know I will not be flashing anyone if I do any exercises and can switch between a run or beach fitness then jump into the water. I look for mesh panels to break up the fabric and allow my skin to still breathe, I loved the back detail on this one from Jets. A swim addition to their activewear range doesn’t come at much of a surprise considering they are one of the leading swimwear brands in Australia. I was happy to find this one to be practical, incorporating compression technology and moisture management fabric for quick drying.