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Packing for a Beach Vacation: The Basics Explained

It’s the time of year when the days get shorter and the nights get colder, and the whole world seems to take on a depressing gray cast.

If there is a time to escape and head to the beach, it’s during the gloomy days in the fall and winter. It can be hard to pack for a beach vacation when you look out the window, and the first thing you see is a leaf pile or a snowman.

Frankly, packing for a vacation is stressful no matter what time of year it is. Visiting the beach requires a dedicated collection of beachwear, entertainment, and accessories. Luckily, we have the packing tips you need to make packing a snap.

Read on to pick up a few travel tips that can help you decide what to bring to the beach and what is better left at home.

Safety First

If you’re dealing with short days and a lack of sunlight, it can be hard to remember that the sun is harmful all year long.

When packing for the beach, starting with the things you need to keep the family safe is essential. The very first things in your luggage should be a high SPF sunscreen and a pair of UV protective sunglasses to keep you safe from damaging rays.

If you tend to burn, you might want to be proactive. Bringing along an aloe vera gel is a great way to ensure that the vacation fun isn’t cut short due to sunburn. As an added tip, stick the whole tube of aloe vera gel into the mini-fridge in the hotel for extra cooling power.

Dress To Impress

You also want to make sure that you bring along the clothes you need for the beach. Pack a bathing suit, of course, but don’t forget appropriate footwear, coverups, and a hat to protect your face and scalp. You can find some great ideas at flojos.com.

Depending on where you are going, nights may be cool. Along with your shorts and tank tops, you may want to bring along some layers. You’ll appreciate it once the sun does down, and you’ve started to shiver.

Entertainment Is Not Optional

The final important category is entertainment. Unless you’re a surfer or plan to go out on a boat, you will probably spend most of your time lounging in the sand or by the pool. You will appreciate having something to do.

Start with a good beach read! If you’re traveling with kids, bring your beach or sand toys to keep them busy while you enjoy your bestseller. Don’t forget the snorkel, water wings, and other pool accessories.

Your Best Beach Vacation Ever

The colder your local climate, the harder it becomes to remember what it’s like to be out on the sand. I hope this article provided the reminder that you needed to pack for your beach vacation! If you’re leaving the country on your trip, don’t forget to grab your essential travel documents, and you’ll be good to go.

Before you hit the beach, check out the rest of the blog. One of our recent posts might wrack your memory and help you pack that last pesky item you always forget.

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