April 18, 2020
A trip to the beach is something that I always look forward every summer. It can be enormous fun, making memories with our loved ones at the shore with our beach essentials. But this year was different. After being cooped up inside for months due to COVID-19 lockdowns, enjoying relaxation and recreational time is something that we all need. But beach days require more consideration in these pandemic times.
If you’ll visiting a beach house or other vacation rental on Airbnb, it might be worth it to bring the essentials you need. Though you probably have the basics covered, such as your swimwear, I list down my beach essentials that you might also need to have on hand for a perfect day of fun in the sun.
First off, you’ll need a beach bag that will fit all of your belongings. When choosing a beach bag to bring, it’s important to consider the features you most need — lots of pockets, waterproof, and easy to carry. I personally like beach bags that are lightweight. A waterproof beach bag comes in handy for a day on the water.
Sunbock or Sunscreen
Sunblock or Sunscreen is essential during the summer. Using sunscreen reduces your exposure to UV radiation from the sun and can lower your sun damage and skin cancer risk. Using sunscreen can also help to prevent premature skin aging. Make sure to always lather up before doing outdoor activities!
Check expiration dates and make sure you have enough to reapply throughout the day! If you’re wearing a bathing suit, you should apply about an ounce of sunscreen at a time and reapply every two to three hours.
Sea Salt Spray
A sea salt spray helps you achieve more volume and gorgeous, tousled waves, especially when you’re at the beach! It is a quick and easy way to create enviable beach waves and a must if you want textured, messy hair. Salt sprays can add volume, enhance waves and curls, and give you that surfer looks all year round.
Waterproof Portable Speaker
No need to leave the music behind when you hang out by the beach or even at the pool! One of the essentials that you must pack on your next vacation is a Waterproof Portable Speaker. Choose a small, portable speaker safe for splashing on, so you can use it anywhere.
Sand is so much fun when you’re at the beach. However, it’s a huge annoyance when you get home and find that it’s covered virtually everything you own. Thank God, sand-proof towels were invented!
Recently, I’ve been loving the sand-free beach towels that I got from Tesalate. There’s a lot more going on behind its insatiably good looks. Patent-pending fabric technology, thoughtful design, and a lot of Aussie styles go into every single Tesalate towel.
The exclusive AbsorbLite™ fabric has been specifically engineered to create a towel that makes your beach days more awesome than before.
Aside from being sand-free, Tesalate towels have ultra absorbency that can actually hold upto 1 liter of water. It also dries rapidly, and it’s compact and light.
Sunglasses aren’t just for style. It keeps your eyes shaded from UV rays while adding flair to your beach look. Choose a frame that works well for your face shape, then adding embellishment, colored lenses, or a unique style such as an exaggerated cat-eye.
Undoubtedly a must-have essential for the beach is a cover-up. Contrary to the perception that cover-ups were for people trying to hide something, the cover-up is that “spy-like” piece that keeps a swimwear exciting. They add chic level to your look and instantly transform you into a goddess sunbathing on a remote island.
When going to the beach, choosing the right pair of sandals is essential, yet it’s something that I always forget! Hehe. Flip flops are one of the most popular choices, but there are so many different brands and styles to choose from, selecting the right pair can be unbelievably daunting.
Why did I include a sun hat on my list? It’s stylish, comfortable, and full of additional benefits! Of course, the sun puts us all in a cheery mood and lifts our spirits, which is why it is definitely recommended to spend time in the sun. But remember to keep safe and protected with a sun hat at all times. Take your pick of the sun hat options — a straw hat can make a sundress stand out. Fedoras are fun and bucket hats are cute! The things a sun hat can achieve when it comes to style are endless. You can use a sun hat to contrast, or you can use one to complement.
It’s important to keep hydrated when you’re at the beach. Don’t forget to bring your Hydroflask Bottle with you that keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, hour after hour.
A good book to read
I love bringing a book whenever I travel. It’s always one of my top beach essentials. Nothing beats relaxing on the sand with a good book, whether it’s a new, juicy novel or my favorite classic book.
A beach vacation is a great time to disconnect from your phone. Instead, go retro and take an instant camera with you to capture all the fun moments under the sun. Check out the newest square format instant film camera — Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1!