Summer is just around the corner, and the warms waters of the ocean are calling for vacationers. Thousands of travelers flock to the coasts for some well-deserved rest and relaxation during the hot summer months of the year, and far too many of them arrive unprepared to enjoy the action.
Stand alone from the pack, and be a champion traveler. Whether a traveling with a group of kids, adults, or traveling alone, there are always a few foundational elements of packing preparedness to remember. Take a second to read through this short compilation of a few key tips for packing for a spectacular beach vacation.
Tote bags for carrying beach towels
One of the most important beach accessories is the beach bag and beach towels. Everyone needs a large, comfy beach towel to dry off when they get out of the water. Towels need to stay free of sand as well. A handy dandy tote bag is perfect for squeezing a couple towels in real close.
Avoid packing anything other than towels in a simple tote bag. When travelers put all of their belongings in one bag, it makes them more susceptible to theft.
Baby powder to remove excess sand
Baby powder is the best remedy for sneaky sand particles that just will not let go. It may not help much whilst on the beach, but everyone will want the fast acting power of baby powder when all the fun in the sun subsides.
Sometimes it is not convenient to get to the showers directly after the beach. Without time to douse oneself, substitute the power of powder.
Waterproof bags for electronics
No one wants to leave their mobile devices in the car when there are so many photo opportunities ahead of them. Store the memories with confidence in knowing that no harm will come to the delicate devices we rely so heavily upon.
The cheapest and easiest way to protect cell phones and tablets is to purchase some one-gallon freezer bags with zipping capabilities. They will not waterproof a cell phone, but they sure will keep them sand and salt-free for the afternoon.
Comfortable footwear makes a world of difference
The worst thing to do when packing for a beach trip is to forget to grab some flip-flops. The beautiful sandy beaches can get pretty hot to the toes. Travel resorts do not advertise just how hot the sand can get on a hot, sunny day.
The sun can heat the sand to over 100 degrees during the hottest times of the day. Sensitive toes might not want to try their luck. Pack flip flops for the whole group.
The basic essentials make it all worth the time
It is important to note that the aforementioned elements of beach travel should be packed in addition to the most basic beach essentials.
● Ice chest with drinks (lots of water)
● Dry snacks
● Umbrella (or some form of shade)