From the golden shores of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia to the picture-perfect coast of Cinque Terre on the dreamy Italian Riviera, a day at the beach always promises fun and relaxation. Here are some absolute necessities to pack and bring along to your favourite sunny getaway.
1. The perfect towel
A lightweight but absorbent towel is essential as it will keep you clean and dry at the beach while taking up little space in your bag. Our Aegean turkish towel is the best towel for using as a stylish cover-up, wrapping to keep dry after a dip in the water as well as spreading out upon the sand to lounge on.
2. Swimsuit, sunnies & slippers
These 3 fashion items are a must-have for the beach. Choose a swimsuit that makes you feel comfortable and confident so you can chill and fully enjoy yourself. Couple it with a chic pair of sunglasses that will protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays and don’t forget a pair of flip flops or strappy sandals.
3. Sun protection
Suntan is hot, sunburn is not. Make sure you use a waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF of 30 or more. A floppy beach hat can also provide additional shade, so can a beach umbrella! If you burn easily under the sun, an aloe vera gel or after-sun soothing lotion is indispensable.
4. Fun factor
A day at the beach is no fun without music, so bring along a portable bluetooth speaker or headphones. Get yourself some magazines or paperbacks or go digital with your e-reader and iPad. To keep the little ones occupied, be sure to take with you some toys as well as outdoor games like a volleyball or frisbee.
5. Snacks & water
Food and drinks can be expensive at the beach. It’s more economical to pack your own snacks. Also, remember to bring plenty of water to help you stay hydrated. You can even transform your beach outing into a picnic with family and friends. What can be more alluring than dining alfresco, accompanied by an amazing view of the sea?