The Summer is just around the corner and with all the difficult times that the world has faced during the CoronaVirus Pandemic, we are all looking forward to letting off some steam. There is no better way to relax and have fun than a day at the beach. Whether you are a watersports fanatic, a master sandcastle architect or you just love to lie there and tan, the beach is the ideal location for a day out with friends and family. To make the most out of a beach day it is really important to prepare everything that you need because beachside stores always put a big mark up on their items. To make sure everyone is ready to hit the sand, here are 5 beach items you need this Summer. ( Image Credit: Elizeu Dias /Unsplash)
Bucket and Spade Set
Everyone, young and old, loves to build a sandcastle. From the humble motte and bailey to an ornate gothic mega castle, the possibilities are endless when it comes to sandcastle design. Every sandcastle architect needs a bucket and spade set and the best sets come with multiple buckets in different shapes and sizes. This allows you to construct your sandcastle with different sized buildings, towers, and turrets. A quality spade is essential for digging as well as a plastic rake to scrape out the moat.
Kayaks are awesome for getting out in the ocean and having a good old paddle. So many people want to surf or body surf at the beach but they may not know how or the waves may not be suitable. The great thing about kayaks is that anyone can use them, especially when the sea is flat. There are so many kayaks available online and you can check out this great resource website with tips on how to choose the right kayak for you. Safety should always be at the front of your mind so it is important to choose a kayak that is buoyant and that you are able to handle. If young children are going to be using the kayak, make sure that they are accompanied by an adult and consider purchasing a lifejacket or some other flotation device.
Nothing ruins a trip to the beach than being smashed with sand on a windy day. There’s a reason that sandstorms are so dangerous and even relatively low winds can be seriously chafing. There is no reason however why you need to be chased away by the wind as quality windbreaks are both inexpensive and highly effective at protecting you from the wind. The great thing with windbreaks is that they provide a shield from the wind but still allow you to enjoy the beach. Set them up to block the wind and you can simply lie back and enjoy the rays of sunshine.
One of the main reasons that people go to the beach is to sunbathe and get a perfect tan. It is really important to make sure that you apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from damage. Too many people are foolish when it comes to sunscreen and think that if they use a higher factor sunscreen they won’t be able to tan. The reality is that the rays of the sun can cause serious harm and can lead to various skin cancers which can be fatal. It is far better to tan for a couple of hours each day over the course of a week with a high factor sunscreen than it is to lie all day in the sun with a low factor sunscreen or even no sunscreen at all. Not only will this help to keep you safe, but it also results in a deeper, more even tan.
A Cooler Box
Taking a picnic to the beach is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious lunch while having fun in the sea. Investing in a quality cooler box will enable you to pack all your favorite food, snacks, and drinks not only on your beach days but for every trip you take this summer. Make sure that you choose a cooler box with a large volume so that you can fit in a lot of food and make sure that it is durable with a strong handle for easy carrying.
With the Summer vibes just starting to descend, people all over the world are starting to plan their beach trips. The key to a great day at the beach is making sure that you are fully prepared. Check out some of the items in this guide and you will be ready for a great summer!