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Getting Prepared for a Beach Trip: Read This Before You Go



Nothing feels better than spending the day at the beach. But if you're not prepared, even something as simple as a beach trip can turn into an uncomfortable, frustrating experience. Here are some tips on how to get prepared for your sand-filled adventure:

Woman sitting with sun screen

Protect your skin

The most important thing to bring on your beach vacation is sunscreen. It's the only way to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays, which can lead to sunburn and skin cancer.

If you want to be safe, use an SPF of 30 or higher every time you go outside for more than 20 minutes. You should also apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes prior to being exposed to the sun—this gives it time to soak in before hitting the sand! And remember: reapply every two hours!

The next best thing is a hat that shades your face, which may be more effective than sunscreen at blocking harmful UV rays from reaching your scalp and neck area (if those areas aren't covered by clothing). If you have sensitive eyes, try some UV-blocking sunglasses as well—they'll help reduce glare while protecting your eyes from getting irritated by bright light (which could result in redness or other negative symptoms). And no matter what kind of swimwear you choose for active days on land or sea alike--and whether it's an old favorite pair of trunks or an entirely new style--make sure there are UPF+50 ratings printed somewhere within its fabric."

Beach sand

Get ready for sand

  • If you've ever been to the beach, you know that beach sand is different from regular sand. It's usually more coarse and can be sharp, which means it can irritate your skin when you're in contact with it for too long. Your feet may also get irritated—a good rule of thumb is to wear shoes (or flip-flops) at all times while at the beach.
  • Before going inside after being in the water, use a towel to dry off your skin. This will help prevent any irritation from occurring later on down the line!
  • Make sure you always wear sunscreen! The sun can be very harsh on your skin if unprotected; even if you don't burn easily now, repeated exposure will definitely change how quickly or slowly your body reacts to getting burned over time.flip flops pink on the shore

Protect your feet

  • Wear shoes that protect your feet. You should never go anywhere without wearing some kind of footwear. You could be doing something as benign as walking through the sand, or you could be playing volleyball on the beach in front of dozens of people. Either way, it's important to have some protection for your feet.
  • Wear socks that protect your feet. While I'm sure many people would say to just wear flip-flops and call it good enough, I think there's a better solution: socks! Socks protect not only against the sharp rocks and shells that litter most beaches but also against infection (when walking barefoot). In addition, they help keep sand from getting inside your shoes and making them dirty or uncomfortable later on in the day (or week).
  • Wear comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in and quick drying if they get wet after swimming or playing sports like volleyball on shore instead of rafts out at sea like some crazy person did once upon a time before there were smartphones with cameras attached so we could take pictures instead."

wet phone with lemons

Keep your phone safe

  • Use a waterproof case
  • Bring a dry bag
  • Don’t leave your phone in your bag
  • Don't leave your phone in the sand or on the ground
  • Don't leave your phone in the water, either near you or out at sea (you can use floating bluetooth speakers if you want to listen from afar)
  • Don't leave your phone in the sun for long periods, as it will damage it and make it run hot, which could cause issues with battery life and performance overall

beach hat on a white sofa

Wear a hat

  • Wear a hat. A sunhat will protect your face, ears and neck from the sun—a great way to avoid getting burned. It also keeps moisture away so you won't get wet hair when you come into shore or water activities.
  • Bring a hat that can keep your head warm if it gets cold in the evening, but won't make you too hot during the daytime.
  • A wide-brimmed hat is ideal because it protects against both UV rays and rain (which can cause sunburns).
Enjoying your Vacation

Enjoy the ocean breeze

The beach is a relaxing place, and we want to make sure that you're as comfortable there as possible. So, before you head out for your next beach trip with your family or friends, pack the following items:

  • A nice towel. You need something soft and absorbent to lay on, so bring along an extra-large beach towel from GRIDAL Store (or whatever store has the best deal). The last thing you want is sand getting into places it shouldn't be!
  • A good book. Bring along a book in case there's a lull in conversation or activity at the beach—but make sure it's not too heavy so that you don't pass out from exhaustion while lounging in the sun!
Towel on a sandy beach

Bring the right towel

Towels are an essential beach item. They help you enjoy the sand and water, but they also protect your skin from the harsh sun. If you're going to be spending a lot of time at the beach, having a good towel is crucial. A good quality towel will provide comfort and protection for your body, so don't skimp on this item!

Make sure that your towels are large enough for each person in your group. You'll want one for each person who's going on vacation with you so that everyone has their own space on the sand or lounge chair as well as enough space in between themselves and other people at any given moment during their stay at the beach (or wherever else they may be going). This can be difficult if there are multiple children in addition to adults; however, there are many different sizes available depending on what exactly needs taking into account before purchasing today's product line:

  • Smaller sizes like those found here offer convenience when packing up supplies because they're lightweight yet still provide warmth even when wet; however these may not work well if travelling overseas due these same reasons - especially since most airlines don't allow liquids onto planes anyway unless they're sealed correctly beforehand! These types would also take up less room while laying down next door neighbors might have trouble sleeping soundly if not enough space exists between them."

surfers with ocean waves

A little preparation can go a long way on the beach.

A beach trip is a chance to get away from the daily grind and enjoy some sun, sand and surf. But it can also be a stressful experience if you're not prepared for it. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you pack up your bags and head out:

  • Preparation is key. Sure, packing up some snacks and sunscreen may seem simple enough—but what about those other essentials? Is your phone fully charged? Do you have cash on hand in case of an emergency or unexpected expense? Make sure there's nothing else weighing down your luggage before heading off on vacation!
  • Be safe when venturing into the water. Whether swimming near rocks or exploring underwater caves with limited visibility, there are plenty of ways things can go wrong under water—and even more ways they can go right (like finding buried treasure!). Be sure not only that you're comfortable with whatever activity level fits your needs but also that others around know how best they should be supporting one another while in such close proximity (if at all).


Beach trips are a great way to enjoy nature and spend time with your family. But it's important to be prepared for what comes with that experience: sun, sand and salt water. By taking a few steps ahead of time, you'll be able to keep yourself feeling good while also having fun in the sun!

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