Beach Must-haves

Whether your day at the beach is enjoyable can depend heavily upon “the haves” and the “have nots,” so make sure that you have everything you need to make your day full of fun in the sun!

First and foremost, you want to make sure everyone is adequately protected against any harsh UV rays, so sunscreen and sunglasses are a necessity. Lip protectant with SPF, as well as hats for everyone and an umbrella can also be handy.

Now let’s talk about comfort. You definitely need at least one beach towel per person, but if you would like to elevate your comfort, you may want to add beach chairs to the mix. Flip flops are nice, comfy footwear and a bathing suit cover-up can come in handy when you’ve had enough sun. They actually can keep you cooler too.

Next, you’ll need to pack enough bottled water to keep hydrated and snacks…because, why not? Just make sure that you don’t choose anything that gets nasty in the sun. For instance, chocolate bars or sandwiches made with mayonnaise are a no-no. Apples, carrot slices, chips, pretzels, peanut butter and jelly and even licorice all get a yes-yes.

Fun is also essential, so don’t forget sand toys for the little ones and maybe boogie boards and Frisbees or a football for the older ones. You may want to just settle in with a good old fashioned page-turner. 

Then, you need a tote and maybe a cooler for carting that stuff. You can even arm your children with backpacks for their own beach toys and towels. It’s also always good to keep spare change on hand just in case you need to feed a meter. 

Now you’re ready. Go hit that beach! And if you prefer things even more convenient, just book a stay at Ebb Tide Condominiums, where everything you need is just a few steps away.

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