Summer is here which means it’s time to pile all your friends into the car and make your way down to the beach! The beach is always so much fun, especially when you get to be with your closest friends. There’s so much to do at the beach. There’s volleyball, sand ball, tanning, swimming, and of course playing funny games with friends. One huge problem is that people always forget things when packing for the beach. Here’s a little checklist of very important things to bring with you to the beach.
Sunscreen. I cannot stress this enough. Getting burnt even once greatly increases your chances of developing skin cancer. So, you really need to pack sunscreen with you and apply it as much as possible.
Portable Charger. This might seem silly, but let’s be honest, phone’s don’t’ charge on the beach. There aren’t any charging stations while you’re out there, and trying to fight for that one elusive outlet is a hassle. Just bring a portable charger with you, keep it out of direct sunlight, and use it to charge your phone and keep those tunes going.
Bluetooth Speaker. The beach is fun and relaxing, but sometimes a great playlist can make the day so much better. Bring a sand and waterproof speaker to the beach to crank up those tunes! You can find some pretty inexpensive ones on Amazon too if you don’t already have one.
Towels. Duh. That’s an easy one, but bring an extra just in case. You don’t know if your towel will get really dirty, or sopping wet when the waves come in.
Water/Drinks. Sitting in the sun all day can really dehydrate you. It’s even worse if you’re swimming in salty water. Bring some water to stay hydrated. If you don’t you’re putting yourself at risk for dehydration or heat stroke, which is a very serious health harm.
Cover up/ Change of clothes. You might not originally have plans after the beach, but it’s always bound to happen. Make sure you have something to cover up with if you decide to go out for lunch or go on a little walk. You’ll thank yourself in the long run too, especially if you start to get cold.
Small first aid kit. This is something lots of people don’t think about. Bring a first aid kit just in case something happens. Or, at least back pain meds, bandaids, antiseptic wipes, and feminine hygiene products (just in case mother nature decides to start early for you). It just might come in handy if a jellyfish stings or a crab bites you.
Beach checklists typically get overlooked by people. You never know when you might forget to bring something, and then you’ll actually need it. Make a little checklist for yourself before heading out to the beach, and use mine as a quick starting point. Have fun, enjoy the summer, and remember to be safe!
TXTgirl :: Orange County
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