10 Essential Items to Bring on a Beach Vacation

Looking to unwind after a work or school year? Or just looking to step into a world of adventure? A beach vacation will always be one of the most enthralling experiences you can ever have. This is why it is the most popular type of vacation for adults in the US.

There are loads of benefits associated with a beach holiday such as a dip in seawater which can help tone the skin and increase blood circulation in the body. It also provides an avenue for water-based exercises such as surfing and water-skiing. And the beach sun is an excellent source of vitamin D.

There are quite a few things to bring along to have a worthwhile stay at the seaside. Since we can’t exhaust it all, we’ve come up with a list of some essentials.

Here are 10 key items to help make your beach experience a rewarding one.

1.     Extra clothes

It’s only natural that your bath suits and towels will get wet on the beach. Even if you’re not planning on hitting the waters, there’s every chance they will get dirty from the sand. This is why you should bring sufficient clothes and underwear for your vacation. Multiple dress options will make you comfortable throughout your holiday.

2.     Sunscreen

Pretty sure you don’t want your skin damaged. You definitely would be exposed to sunlight while on the beach. Your sunscreen will come in handy, protecting you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and keeping your skin in shape.

3.     Beach chair

It’s practically impossible to stay all day laying in the sand. A beach chair gives sitting comfort while on the beach. It also gives you a panoramic view of events going on around you. There are numerous options to choose from when looking for the ideal beach chair that suits your needs.

4.     Canopy or Umbrella

You will occasionally need some shade from the sun without wanting to leave the seaside. A pop up canopy is the ideal solution. Easy to transport and install, it can provide shade for your entire family. If you are alone on the vacation, an umbrella could as well suffice.

5.     Flip flops

Except during the winter months, beach sand temperature ranges from mildly to very hot. Walking barefooted on the beach or moving around in a shoe or sneaker can be uncomfortable. You can easily slip on a flip flop and find your way around the beach.

6.     Fishing rods

If fishing is your thing, a fishing rod will naturally come as part of the vacation checklist. There are lots of fishes and other sea animals that you can hunt for leisure. Even if you’re not really into fishing, it’s still not a bad idea to come with one. Fellow vacationers could make use of your equipment while you enjoy the spectacle. You could easily learn how to operate a fishing rod online if interested.

7.     Radio or Bluetooth speakers

While enjoying the seaside ambience, you could spice things up with some radio music. You can as well keep tabs with news and happenings both locally and around the world. But if you prefer a personal treat, a Bluetooth speaker can blast your collections to your ears. Be careful not to disturb other beach users though.

8.     Games

What is a vacation without games? Beach soccer, Frisbee, Kite flying, Bubble blowing, Treasure hunt, etc are examples of games you could participate in. You have an endless list of games to engage in while on the beach. You can always come along with board games such as chess and checkers as well.

9.     First-Aid kit

Though unwanted, accidents are an everyday reality in our lives. Therefore, it’s better to be prepared than being caught unawares. With a first-aid kit, you can administer treatment for minor incidents such as cuts and bruises.

10.  Video camera

This list won’t be complete if we fail to mention the video camera. To add fun to your outing, you should bring a video camera along and record your joyful moments on the coast. You’ll relish a playback of the memories and can share your vacation video with family and friends.

We hope this checklist will make your vacation smooth and interesting. Have other vacation items you think should be on the list? Tell us in the comments section.

Victoria Brewood
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Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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