We have reached the beginning of June, summer has arrived, and it is beach time! Are you excited as we are?! Going to the beach is one of the most enjoyable outings and activities. Other than swimming and sunbathing, there are several fun activities that you can enjoy, such as kite flying, beach volleyball, kayaking, and others.
To have a great day at the beach, you should have all the essential beach items. You wouldn't want to get to the beach and discover that you left some of your things at home, would you? Rushing back home to get them can take some time. To avoid that, we've included some essentials for every beach trip.
Are you ready to start the summer? Save this beach essentials list and go through it before your next beach trip!
- Beach Towel
Arriving at the beach without a towel is just a real bummer. You might be wondering how someone might forget a towel when heading to the beach, but it happens more frequently than you might imagine. So, pack that towel right away!
- Sunscreen and Suntan Block for Lips
The worst thing to happen is to forget your sunscreen and suntan block for your lips. Coming home highly sunburned and red is never pleasant, and you do not want to damage your skin. Have a face (recommended SPF 50) and body sunscreen on hand and a suntan block for your lips. Make sure to have it with you all the time and put it on now and then!
- Water Bottle
You do not want to end up dehydrated when enjoying the beach! Keep your favorite water bottle nearby and take a sip from time to time. You can carry one of those cooling water bottles with you to keep your water cool and cold; if you do not have a cooling water bottle, make sure to purchase it as it is perfect for any trip or outing.
- Cover-Up or Dress
If you are going to eat at the beach's restaurant, bring a cover-up to tie around your waist or a dress to wear. You can wear it also before heading to get a few items from a beachside shop.
No one will forget to bring their sunglasses to the pool or beach, especially on a hot and sunny day. However, in a hurry, you may overlook it. Shades are summer essentials to keep in your beach bag to protect your eyes from the sun.
- A Good Book
Reading your favorite book on the beach is the ultimate way to relax and have a pleasant time. If you're planning to relax by the beach rather than engage in beach sports, bring along a good book to read!
- Your Favorite Hat
EXTREMELY essential to have it in your beach bag!! Going to the beach and sitting in the sun for hours without a hat could harm you and result in a sunburnt scalp or the possibility of feeling unwell and sick after the beach day.
- Hand Sanitizer / Wipes
You might be sick of hearing the word "hand sanitizer,", especially after the pandemic, and we understand, but if you're going to the beach and there aren't any nearby bathrooms, you should add a hand sanitizer or wipes to your beach bag.
- Scrunchy / Hair Tie
When the weather is hot or windy, having a scrunchy or hair tie on you is ideal to avoid having your hair all over your face or getting hotter. You may or may not use it, but keep it on hand or in your beach bay. You never know when you'll need it!
Finally, here are our summer beach bag essentials. If you're not into beach activities, you can always bring some cards to play with your family and friends and some food and beverages if there's no access to a nearby restaurant.
Save this checklist and go through it before heading to the beach. Don't forget to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen to protect your skin!
Have a wonderful summer!