Are you planning on heading to the beach anytime soon? If so, read through our quick beach trip checklist so you don’t forget to bring the most essential items with you:
1) A Large Tote
The perfect accessory for the beach. You could fit all your beach trip essentials into it and still have room to spare. Try opting for a water-resistant PVC tote so you don’t have to worry about keeping your things dry.
One of the most important items to take to the beach is sunscreen! Although you’re going to the beach to catch some sun, you must protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Even if the sky is overcast, it can be very damaging to your skin. Make sure you reapply sunscreen frequently and after each time you take a dip in the sea. Try the Lancaster sun cream with SPF50 for full protection.
3) Beach Towel
Regardless if you’ll be swimming or not, a large beach towel is great to have at the beach. It can double as a beach mat so you can lay out comfortably as you tan and watch the waves. If you can get your hands on one, bring along a quick-drying towel for easier cleanup afterwards. You can also use it to dust off the sand as you enter the car or before you head home.
Like sunscreen, sunglasses are an important protective item to have at the beach. Protect the delicate skin around your eyes with sunglasses. Large frames are best for long days at the beach and you should make sure your lenses protect against UV rays.
If you’re planning on jumping into the sea, don’t forget your swimsuit! Pick something that flatters your body and makes you feel confident! Also, check to see if your suit protects against UV rays. This is especially important if you’re the type of person who forgets to reapply sunscreen. If you’re planning on tanning, consider the tan lines you’ll be sporting after your time under the sun. For those who plan on doing any water sports, make sure your suit is snug and secure.
Nothing is more frustrating than having wet shoes. Before heading to the beach make sure you’re sporting flip-flops or sandals that are water-resistant or beach-friendly. If your feet are sensitive to the hot sand, or if the beach you’re heading to has a rocky shore, you can opt for quick dry water shoes.
7) Beach Hat
As another added layer of sun protection, bring a beach hat along with you. This is especially helpful if you’ll be out in the sun around noon, the hottest time of the day. A hat will protect your scalp as well as your forehead and the tip of your nose!
8) Water Bottle
Last but not the least, stay hydrated while you’re out at the beach by bringing a water bottle! Nothing beats an ice-cold drink while you’re out on the beach. If you find water too boring, you can fill your bottle with fruit smoothies, lemonade, or flavoured water.