Packing the perfect beach bag can be a trying task. How much water will you need for the day? Will the kids need more than one towel? Have you got enough sunscreen?
While there’s no escaping the fact that for a great day at the beach you need a bunch of supplies, you also don’t need to be one of those people who is lugging half their home down onto the sand.
So, we’ve created the ultimate list of beach bag essentials – so you’ll never feel unprepared again…
While most people thankfully remember to take a bottle of water to the beach, often, they don’t bring enough. If you’re planning on a full day of sun, sand and swimming – you need at least 3L of water, per person. Opt for a reusable water bottle too, so if you run out you can always top up!
Before you even leave the house, make sure you’ve lathered up with sunscreen – top to toe. It’s important to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you’re going to be in the sun so it can soak in, so make sure you’re diligent about practising this. Then, pop a bottle (or two!) in your beach bag so you can reapply throughout the day. The general rule is to reapply every two hours – so keep an eye on the clock.
Even if you’ve got sunscreen on, it’s essential to cover up with a great sunhat! Opt for a wide-brimmed straw hat for maximum coverage, or pick a firmer fitting cap style if your beach style is more Sporty Spice than lounge lizard.
Let’s be honest, swimming all day can be strenuous, so it’s important to have a selection of snacks on hand to keep you (and the kids!) fuelled up for the day. Load up your Esky with homemade sandwiches, fresh fruit, corn chips and guacamole or raw nuts.
A great cover-up
While there’s no doubt sunscreen is great, the only way to truly protect your skin from the harsh sun is to cover up. But don’t worry, there’s no need to feel frumpy! We’ve designed a whole collection intended to protect your skin from the sun and still be stylish. Our pick? Our Coco Maxi Ruffle Dress makes for the ultimate beach cover-up as it’s the perfect dress to throw on over your swimmers before heading out the door.Want to stay up to date with our adventures? Follow us on Instagram @the.holiday.co or join our newsletter and #ComeAwayWithUs.