The best things to take to the beach

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The sun is out, and there’s no better excuse to throw on your swim stuff and head to the beach, are we right? Not only can you take a refreshing dip in the sea, but you can also spend hours lazing away under the warmth of the sun. Summer wouldn’t be complete without a beach trip. So once you’re there, make sure you’re loaded up with the best things to take to the beach to make a day you’ll never forget.

Sunblock

Of course, if you want to spend all day lounging in the sun, you’ll want to ensure you’re doing it safely. We don’t want to sound like your mom, but having adequate sunblock will help to make sure you get to enjoy days at the beach for years to come. Plus, there’s nothing worse than a sunburn shower. Ouch.

Snacks

Sure, an ice cream from an ice cream truck is a great treat to help cool down throughout the day. However, the chances are it probably won’t keep you filled up. Instead, make sure you pack a selection of snacks (that won’t melt in the heat) to keep your hunger at bay. Cookies and chips should do nicely – mmm.

Waterproof phone case

There are a variety of phone cases that will keep your best gadget buddy safe while at the beach, depending on your budget. Not only will you be able to practice your underwater photography skills, but these cases will also make sure the sand stays where it’s meant to be: on the beach.

Baby powder

Hold the press; we might have found a way to save you taking half the beach home with you when you leave. All it takes is a little baby powder on your feet and voila! The sand will fall away from between your toes keeping your sandals – and car – nice and sand free.

Beach toys

So you’ve spent a few hours in the sun, taken a swim, and you’re starting to get a bit restless? Have no fear; it’s time to break out the beach toys. Frisbees, floating balls, and even a classic bucket for sandcastles are all on the list of ways you can keep yourself entertained at the beach. You might even make a few new friends with your collection, too.

A shader

Sure, the beach is great, and all, but one of the best things to take to the beach is some shade. We can quickly overheat from lying in the sun all day, and it’s important to take a break every now and then. Especially when the sun is at its peak at midday. A small tent or awning is the best way to make your own shade to keep cool.

Portable speakers

We’re not saying you have to have a full on beach party, but where’s the harm in taking some tunes with you? Bluetooth speakers mean anyone in the group can hook up their music and act as the resident DJ until someone else wants to take over. As long as it’s kept quiet, no one else around should mind.

You’ll have to race us as we’ve already packed our bags full of the best things to take the beach and we’re halfway out the door. Summer won’t be around for long; it’s time to get out there and start enjoying the heat!

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