Just imagine… The smooth and crushing waves of bright blue, the earthy and salty scents of the sea breeze, the tranquil sounds of the ocean and gulls… It doesn’t get any better than this. Studies show that going to the beach improves physical health and mental health. So the next time you go to the beach, make a list check it twice against these great beach items everyone needs, and live beach day like it’s your last!
An umbrella is a perfect way to keep the kids from having to endure all that sunlight. Not only that, but the beach can be PRETTY harsh, not only with the sun beaming down from above, but reflecting off the sand as well. Bringing your own source of shade to the beach is a smart idea. Not only will you be able to escape the heat, but you can protect yourself from getting sunburned. Find one in a bright color that’ll be easy to distinguish from everyone else’s, and make sure you know how to anchor it into the sand. There’s nothing worse than having to chase your umbrella across the beach on a breezy day.
Whether you’re planning to actually swim or just lounge on the beach is irrelevant: You need a good towel. Don’t just pick one out of your bathroom closet. Beach towels are much bigger than bath towels and are usually a lot more absorbent, so choose one in a fun color that matches the rest of your gear.
Now this may seem like a no-brainer, but to those who don’t wear sunglasses regularly, you may forget this handy little item. No one likes having to squint to see what your kids are up to down by the water or how athletic that attractive guy playing volleyball is. Get yourself a nice pair of sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays and look cute.
The average adult requires 8 full glasses of water each day as recommended by doctors everywhere. This number increases when lying out in the sun. A day at the beach calls for plenty of drinks to keep you hydrated and snacks to keep you energized. Bring a few bottles of water along with the drinks of your choice, whether it’s soda, iced tea, or iced coffee. Pack yourself a tasty lunch with a few snacks that won’t be a hassle to eat on the beach.
While many of us remember to bring the sunscreen, often is the case of when we return home that evening, we are surprised that we somehow still have a bit of sunburn. Sunscreen is a necessity every day, but it’s even more important at the beach. Upgrade your usual sunblock routine by using a lotion or spray with a higher SPF. If you swim a lot or it’s really hot out, get a waterproof one that will hold up against the water and sweat. You’ll still need to reapply after a couple of hours though!
Lying under the sun for hours gets a bit boring. How can you go to the beach and not bring something to keep you busy? Whether you want to read a book or keep active we have many beach toys you can take with you and enjoy.
While most people say the beach drains you, I’d argue that it actually gives you the gift of total relaxation. After coming home and taking a shower, I am practically asleep before my head hits the pillow. This true sense of relaxation brings us all back to our lives with a renewed sense of purpose and a de-cluttered mind. So let us help you plan your next beach day trip at Motivators.com!