Every now and then, we all wish we could be one with nature and hit the sandy shores just like that, at the drop of a hat, without having to over-think and make a list of all the essentials we need to bring. Well, since for many of us that is not an option, the least we can do is prepare as well as possible because there is nothing worse than going to the beach and realizing you have forgotten some of the most important items that make the difference between a beach delight and a fright.
The perfect beach bag
Do not let the word perfect fool you! It does not mean that you need to break the bank for this one, quite the opposite, beach bags easily become one with the beach surroundings and get all wet and sandy before you know it. However, do not get too caught up in the tyranny of the easy on the pocket and easier on the quality beach bags either. Look for a spacious beach bag that is durable enough to last you at least one summer straight. We all like to buy new beach bags every summer anyway (out of fashionable reasons), but also, after being dragged and tormented in the natural beach surroundings, even the most expensive and durable beach bags call it quits. If you choose a beach bag with a woven design, make sure it is tight. Sand and waterproof bags are a great choice if you do not mind spending a few more bucks. Once you have found the perfect beach bag for this summer, a heavier task is waiting for you: deciding what to put in it and how to organize it in the best possible way.
Something to lay on
A beach towel of course. A big one. You will be grateful for the extra room later as sand can be really itchy and disturb your piece of mind while basking in the sun. The towel you will lay on should be made of a soft and comfortable material. A good tip is to avoid folding the towel and putting it at the bottom of the beach bag. Instead, roll it and put it on the side, you can let it stick out, it does not matter – it is the first thing you will go for once you arrive at the beach anyway.
Something to gaze through
Rays can be really damaging to the eyes, therefore, sunglasses are a must while at the beach. If you are prone to breaking and losing stuff, do not take your most expensive pair for this occasion – you will regret it if you lose it. Instead, you can buy some fashionable, but less expensive ones and maximize your beach fun by worrying less that you will somehow sit on them and say goodbye to your $300 investment.
Sunbathing without proper protection can permanently damage your skin. Therefore, unless you are at the beach very early in the morning or late in the afternoon, there is no reason why you should even consider going without this tremendously important beach essential.
Bring the fun
Let’s say you have arrived at the beach with your perfect beach bag and all the basics covered, you had a nice swim or two and an ice cold drink… But what now? Beach time is the right time for some piece of mind, but it is also a prefect time for engaging your imagination and let pleasant thoughts flourish. Listening to your favorite music on your favorite entertainment unit or reading a thrilling book can become the most unforgettable part of the vacation experience. So, the next time you go to the beach, do not forget to bring your favourite type of fun and just do whatever makes you happy.