Five Things You Should Bring to the Beach

The beach is a great getaway vacation spot. There’s plenty to do, from relaxing to partaking in some fun water sports. Beaches and resorts nearby offer a lot of accomodations, but if you aren’t sure what those accomodations are, it’s always good to be prepared.

Bring Your Own Beach Chairs & Umbrella

Most resorts will offer beach chairs and other furniture for rent. If you’re unsure, call ahead or simply bring your own. Remember that resorts only have a limited supply and beaches can get packed. Bringing your own will ensure you have a place to sit rather than on the hot sand. Also, don’t forget to pack that umbrella. The sun can be brutal and it’s nice to get out of the sun for a bit and relax.

Cooler with Snacks and Water

Bring a cooler with bottled water and some fresh snacks in case anyone gets hungry. This will save you money in the long run, especially on water. Always bring water to the beach no matter what. It’s important to stay hydrdated, and there are many ways to do that. Don’t be stuck at the beach dyhydrated.

Extra Change of Clothes

We all know that that extra pair of shorts will come in handy if we want to go for a walk along the boardwalk or through the inshore shops. Bring a change of clothes for everyone. A practice like this also comes in handy if the clothes anyone comes in get ruined.

First Aid Kit

Even if it’s a small first aid kit with some band-aids and antiseptic, it may come in handy. There are sure to be life guards around with industral first aid kits, but it’s always good to be prepared for minor cuts and scarpes.

Jug of Water (or Baby Powder)

At the end of the day, the worst part is getting into a car with a bunch sandy kids who leave a trail of unwanted grains and sand mounds throughout your back seats. Pack a jug of water to keep in the truck to wash off feet. Or, baby powder is a great solution. Its properties work like magic to remove sandy immediately. Just dust it on the feet and the sand is gone!

About the Author: Jamie is a guest contributor from Shoreline OBX Vacation Rentals, offering beautiful Outer Banks vacation homes.

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