Summer is in full swing and that means spending more time at the beach and taking vacations. If you’re traveling this year to a beach location or plan on hitting the beach at some point this summer (I’m extremely jealous of you!) here are 5 tips to get you started.
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1. Choose a Great Cover-up
Cover-ups are certainly not what they used to be. When choosing a cover-up I recommend something that resembles a sun dress, that way you can go from swimming to a special beach dinner in no time.
2. Choose Comfortable-Stylish Shoes
While you’re on the beach you may not be wearing shoes all the time, but if you plan to leave the beach you’ll want to be sure to wear comfortable shoes that are stylish. Also, that sand can get pretty hot on your little pigglies! I’m a huge fan of flip flops because they are easy to take off and put on in a hurry and they have become very stylish over the years. Havaianas are pretty popular this time of year and they have some great styles as well. Moreover, wearing comfortable shoes will facilitate you in doing adventurous activities on water like jet-skiing and paddle boarding.
3. Plan Some off-the-Beach Time
Before you start your adventure I recommend scouring the internet for some great locations near your beach destination. Maybe you can visit some local restaurants or do some beach side shopping for some fun. Many beaches now cater to visitors and provide lots of resources for things you can do while you’re visiting.
4. Pack The Essentials
When packing do keep in mind you will be outside most of the time, but still be prepared to take some warmer clothes (jackets, long sleeves, etc) in case the nights get chilly. You’ll also want to take lots of sunscreen, vinegar in case of jelly fish stings, and first-aid supplies. If you’re traveling to an unfamiliar beach destination, I would again do some research on what you can run in to while on the beach. You’ll want to also be sure to check the weather to make your accommodations and clothing selections.
5. Early Is Best
One thing I always got aggravated about was having to wait in lines because we chose not to plan. We would go to restaurants and it would be a 2 hour wait or longer. I definitely recommend leaving the beach early to get a head start on dinner. You will beat the crowd or worst case not have to wait so long. Another option would be making reservations if you can.
Hitting the beach early in the day is another good idea. You’ll be able to choose the perfect beach spot and enjoy the beach before it becomes crowded or gets to hot.
Are you traveling this summer, maybe hitting the beach at some point? Do you have any other tips we missed out on?