Ah summer, it usually means one thing: the beach! So, if you are heading to the beach this summer, like a lot of us will do, then you probably already know of some of the things you need to take with you so you can have an awesome day. But there are a few other things that you may not have previously thought of, which can be good to take with you to the beach as well, to make your day truly one to remember.
Before you start heading off to the beach, make sure you have properly packed the right things, you don’t want to get to the beach only to realize you have forgotten something really important. There is a lot to see and do at the beach, so make sure you are fully prepared for a fun day in the sun. No matter what you plan to do at the beach, there are a few items that you should certainly consider to bring with you.
So, have a read on below at some of the most essential items you need to bring with you to the beach:
You simply cannot go to the beach without being sun smart; and one of the most important things to help keep you from getting sunburnt is sunscreen. There are a lot of different options for sunscreen these days, it doesn’t matter which brand you choose, as long as it has a high SPF! Also, don’t forget to keep reapplying throughout the day, especially if you are going in and out of the water.
It seems like a pretty obvious thing that you need to bring to the beach, and you may even have a lot of designer bathing suits to choose from, so it could be hard picking the right one for this day. Also, it could be a good idea to pack with you an extra pair of swimmers, just in case something happens and you lose your trunks in the water, or your bikini strap breaks, you never know!
Just like with sunscreen, a hat is a good option to bring with you to the beach in order for you to be sun smart, or to make a fashion statement (or both!). Hats come in all shapes and sizes, but if you are looking for something that is particularly sun-smart, go for a hat with a wide brim, that way it will offer you the most shade possible, even when the sun is right in the middle of the sky.
Beach Bag with Ice Pack
When going to the beach you are going to need to put your stuff in something, so you’ll need a beach bag. It is good to have a bag that you aren’t too concerned about getting wet or sandy. If you are going to bring snacks and drinks with you to the beach as well, then having a beach bag with an ice pack, or one that is insulated, is a good idea, to keep your food and drink items cool, even in the hot sun.
A Towel (and spares)
When going to the beach, you can never have enough towels, especially if you are going with your family and you have young children who seem to be magnets for the mess. Try and keep at least a couple of towels clean and away in a bag somewhere, so that when it comes time to leave, you can pull out a fresh, clean towel to make sure everyone is as clean as possible before heading back home.