When deciding what you need for your beach vacation, first and foremost, consider what you will need for several glorious days of basting in the sun with your toes in the sand. If you are flying to your beach vacation destination, some items may of course be better to rent or buy when you get here, but here are a few of the essentials for a great day at the beach…
Bring a beach bag. This one is easy, because, even if you have to fly, it can actually double as your carry-on! Don’t forget your bathing suit, flip flops, sunglasses or sunscreen. You’ll also need beach towels and possibly beach chairs, an umbrella, beach toys for the kids and a really good book.
If you are all about the adventure portion of this program, you may want to start paying attention now. If you rent a boat for fishing, your main priority will be fishing poles, but also make sure you have enough flotation devices for those on board. If you prefer just taking a nice cruise, don’t forget a cooler filled with snacks, and it might be a good idea to include an adult beverage or two!
If you packed your can-do attitude, a snorkel and fins could take the fun level up a notch. Or pack a little extra cash to rent your pleasure. Try jet skiing, surf boarding, paddle boarding or kayaking. Or take an eco-tour along the Indian River – one of the greatest estuarine ecosystems in North America! You just have to bring yourself for that one!