Beach trips can be fun, especially when it is a trip to your favorite holiday beaches. Making memories with loved ones is priceless; enjoying recreational and relaxation time is something everyone needs.
But when you aren’t prepared, a beach trip may not end up as a great day at the beach. Now, to avoid disaster as well as guarantee that your next surfing and sand trip takes place, these are several things yu can do to prepare for your beach vacation.
How to Prepare for Your Beach Vacation – Tips and Tricks
When you are packing for the trip and wondering where you will stay and rest, consider the following tips:
- Sand is fun when you are at the beach. But it can be quite troublesome when you’re home and discover that it has covered many of your items. That said, try buying a mesh tote bag to carry your things with. Give it a few shakes at the end of the day and the sand will eventually fall out.
- Add a flotation device to your keys. It’s an excellent way to make certain that your keys do not sink to the bottom of the ocean floor if you drop them by accident.
- Pack bug spray. Insect bites are no picnic, so do not get caught without applying bug spray in case they’re out.
- Learn how to recognize rip currents. Learn to identify a rip current by observing a break in the coming wave pattern, a debris line, a channel of choppy, foam or seaweed gradually moving seaward, churning water or a difference in the color of the water in a certain area. United States Lifesaving Association states that the annual number of death caused by rip currents on U.S. beaches is more than 100, so it is essential to know this natural danger.
- Learn how to evade and avoid rip currents. It is good practice to swim at lifeguarded beaches and follow all their instructions and orders. But if you do get stuck in a rip current, stay calm and do not fight the current. Rather, begin swimming straight to shore, and once you’re out of the rip current, begin swimming to the shoreline. And if this is not possible, tread water or float. But if this still does not work, wave or yell for assistance. In the same way, if you see somebody in distress, call the lifeguard quickly or contact 9-1-1. Never swim in to save the individual.
Bring lots of bags. Although they aren’t good for the environment, bringing plastic bags to the area will guarantee that you have a place to get your garbage prior to putting it in the trash. Alternatively, you can make use of a reusable bag where you can dump your garbage out of and then wash them. You can also bring a beach wagon to contain all of your items.
- Pack lunches individually. Have a pack of mini lunch containers. When you bring much food in individual containers and some of it falls onto the sand, you’ll only lose that one and not the entire lot.
- Bring cupcake liners. Put cupcake liners on top of the drinks. They can keep sand and bugs at bay. Also, they can be used to catch popsicle drips.
- Bring a dust broom with you in the car. Purchase a soft-bristled broom from a hardware store for brushing off any last sand from your footwear, clothes, and body before you set foot in your car.
- Sightsee tidal pools. Looking at what is in tidal pools right after high tide is an ideal activity regardless of your age. You are likely to find starfish, snails, and other mollusks. These communities are packed with life, and they should be valued. Tidal pools frequently arise during low tides, be certain to observe the schedule.
- Bring along medications your loved ones need. Don’t forget to bring any medications anyone needs, like asthma inhalers, and pain relievers. The last thing you want to have while you’re away is a family emergency that will disturb your vacation.
- Bring along a facial spray (water) with you. This will freshen your skin when it is feeling a bit jaded.
- Wear water shoes or flip-flops in the water. To cut the probability of getting grazes and cuts on your feet, wear water shoes or flip-flops when wandering along a stony or rocky shore.
- Slather on baby oil if you have newly shaved skin. Salt water can sting. To fight this, try using one layer of baby oil to keep them sting-free and comfortable all through the day.
- Bring along a yoga mat. Rather than a towel, lie on a yoga mat to revel in its cushioned and waterproof comfort if you want to relax.
- Apply leave-in hair conditioner. Both the salt water and the sun can cause hair damage; they can harm its color as well. To fight this, utilize a leave-in hair conditioner that has a UV protectant.
- Apply lip balm. The salt water, the sun, and heat at the beach can dry out your lips, so make sure that you regularly use a lip balm with SPF protection.
- Bring along a homemade face mist made out of green tea. Just soak a green tea bag in cold water for several hours, pour out into a bottle and then add ice. This will cool and refresh your skin, and the tea’s antioxidants will do you good as well. You can also apply this on any area— not just the face.
Plan your route carefully. Do not try to cover too many miles in one day; this would necessitate wasteful and tiring high-speed driving. Try also to avoid urban and resort areas, where prices are likely to be higher. You can be more economical with your trip while enjoying it at the same time.
Guest Author – Paul Watson is an outdoor enthusiast and aspiring expert who loves to fish and hunt. On his site, Outdoor Choose he shares tips on how to make your outdoor skill excursions both exciting and successful