When headed to the beach there’s a few essentials to take with you. Packing your beach bag with the right stuff before you go ensures you won’t have to leave earlier than you want to.
The Beach Bag
Take a large beach bag. A large bag will allow you to carry everything you need in a single bag. Beach bags can be a bag you already have or a bag specially made for the beach itself.
Money and ID
Many beaches have concession booths or portable stands selling snow cones, drinks, snacks, etc. Some beaches have bars and restaurants either on the beach itself or with direct access. When considering a bag you may want to look into bags that will conceal you valuables within it. When carrying your phone with you consider the protective case you have on it. You can find cases now that will allow you to hide cash, credit cards, and your ID between your phone and the case.
Take a snack that you don’t have to worry about getting to hot and melting unless you want to carry a cooler with you. Snacks such as chips and pretzels make good choices. Packaged crackers make great choices as well. Gum would be another option to take with you. While not a snack to eat, it keeps you from getting over hungry, and it gives you a way to get that saltwater out of your mouth after an ocean trip.
When on public beaches take a thing of portable hand soap along with you. If your going to be snacking after you’ve been swimming in the ocean or lying around on the sand, it’s best to clean your hands.
With so many options available today, you can find portable water bottles to take with you that will keep nearly any beverage cold for extended periods of time. For that matter, most work the same with hot beverages as well.
While many people like to listen to music while relaxing on the beach, you can do it without disturbing others. We can listen to what music we have on our phones or iPods, etc. Enjoy yourself and keep other beach goers from getting upset with you.
Don’t forget your sunglasses or it’s going to be a long day. Your best off to take a pair that don’t cost too much. Sand is abrasive and can scratch your lenses quick. If you wear them when you decide to venture into the ocean, there’s a good chance the waves will steal them from you.
We all think were OK for a short time i the sun or we don’t burn that bad, but the sun can do a lot of damage in a short time. Most experts recommend at least SPF 50 sunscreen. You can find sunscreen now that is waterproof and wont wash off when you take a dip. You can buy versions you can spay on you or lotion to rub in. They both come down to personal preference.