Although the idea of a day at the beach is all easygoing, no stress, chill vibes and laid back attitudes, in reality a beach trip takes a bit of organizing. Whether you are heading out of the city for a day trip to the coast or staying in a beach hut over the weekend, prepping for the beach is a vital part of the whole affair.
Without decent preparation and a whole trunk full of kit, a day at the beach can go from frolicking in the surf to sunburns and heatstroke in the blink of an eye. Plus even the most carefree amongst us need to have something to do at the beach besides sunbathe!
So just as knowing the best time to cruise the Caribbean will make your summer vacation awesome, knowing what kit you need for sunny days at the beach is the key to a perfect experience of sun, sea, sand, and surf. Take a look at these key accessories to make your beach day a breeze!
Nothing ruins a day at the beach like a long trek back to the store to grab a bottle of water when thirst strikes, while nothing makes it complete like your choice of liquid refreshment to hand whenever you want it. A good cooler makes a day at the beach a far more pleasant experience, and lets you enjoy every second of it without worrying about over-priced bar drinks or warm bottles of pop.
Of course, the ideal beach would include enough palm trees and palapas to provide shade for everyone, but sadly this is often not the case. And having to sweat it out in the full sun, or huddle together underneath one small patch of shade, kind of puts a damper on an easy-breezy day at the beach. So make sure you pack your own shade – whether it’s a pop-up tent, a beach umbrella, or a simple portable sunshade – it will make the whole day better immediately.
Something else that no one tells you about a day at the beach is the amount of sand that gets everywhere. And while there is no way to completely avoid sand in shoes etc, you can make your world a little less gritty by bringing somewhere soft and comfortable to sit and to put the rest of your belongings!
Prep properly for sunny days at the beach, and a carefree experience can be yours!