Summer is in full effect!
Remember what a big deal it was to have a beach day when you were a kid? Your mom prepared for sun battle catastrophes and it seemed like it was an all out adventure/event for the entire family to embark on.When I think of childhood beach days, I think of water coolers full of peaches and nectarines ( that was a must for some reason…).
-And to bring along a friend was like the official marital leap in your relationship as a kid, which meant even more peaches and nectarines to pack.
After all, we weren’t going to be stranded on a deserted island. Only a 3 hour tour… but mom prepped for every “what if” imaginable.
Then when you enter your adolescent years, you do not think ahead at all. No water bottles, no cover up, no re-applying of SPF, etc. You are there simply to burn and be cool.
After that stage runs it’s course, it is set back to reality where you truly want to have the best, authentic beach experience possible. Now your an adult. You work all week long so one or two days of sunlight is really all you have to save you from a complete nervous break down. We wanted to help you plan ahead so you can really enjoy every moment of those Vitamin D rays gloriously penetrating your flesh while you wade in the waves.
With a little preparation, you can enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. These little tips will make a big impact on your beach day.
#5. DIY Towel/Blanket Trick
There’s nothing worse than a breeze folding over your towel/blanket and getting sand all over. No need to go out and buy some fancy blanket with weights. Just make your own. Simply fold over the corners/edges of your towel or blanket and sew pockets (You needn’t be a seamstress, just a straight stitch will do). This will keep all of your valuables in site, as well as weigh down your blanket in case of strong winds.
#4. Leave Extra Towels & Jug Of Water In The Car
After a day at the beach, there’s sand everywhere! Prior to getting in the car, rinse down and dry off. This not only helps with sand removal, but also rinses the salt water away and refreshes you for the ride home.
#3. Sandy Phone
You don’t need to purchase an expensive case for your smartphone to go to the beach. Just place your phone in a zip-lock bag. You’ll still be able to use the touch screen while it’s in the bag. -And you will save your screen from unsightly, lotion smudges or excess water damage.
#2. Freeze Water Bottles
When it’s scorching hot, there’s nothing worse than drinking warm water. The day before your beach trip, fill water bottles 3/4 of the way full and place in freezer. Place in cooler and enjoy cold water hours later. It’s also a space saver, as you won’t need to use cooler packs for your other perishables.
#1. Baby Powder
When leaving the beach and your legs and feet are full of sticky sand. Think ahead and pack a travel size baby powder in your beach bag. At the end of day, sprinkle some powder and easily brush away the sand!
Have fun and enjoy your toes in the sand!<3