In this short guide, Feet Do Travel will try to cover all the beach essentials to elevate your family time to the next level.
Let's start with the basics - beach towels and blankets. These aren't just for drying off after a refreshing dip in the ocean; they're also your oasis on the sand. Personally we love quick drying towels, especially if they are made from recycled plastic. MAGWAI have just launched a multi-purpose quick-drying towel which also fits yoga mats, it's made from 10 recycled plastic bottles and uses natural dye. Colourful, practical and helping to save the environment which we fully support!
A colourful, oversized towels can make a statement in comfort and style. Spread out a cosy blanket for picnics, sandcastle building, or simply lounging under the sun.
Protecting your family's skin from the sun is essential for a worry-free beach vacation. So, make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen with high SPF ratings, hats to shield faces from the rays, and UV-protective sunglasses. Remember, sunburn can turn a fun day into a painful experience!
We recommend reef safe, waterproof, palm oil free sunscreen to ensure you are looking after the environment as well as your skin.
While we all love basking in the sunshine, it's important to have a shaded retreat. Think about packing a beach umbrella or a portable shade tent to create a cool safe-haven. As well as providing a break from the sun's intensity, it also offers a cozy spot for snacks, naps, and playing games.
Plus, it adds a vibrant touch to your beach setup!
Snacks and Refreshments
Fun beach days will work up quite an appetite, but it is also extremely important to stay hydrated on hot sunny days. So, don’t forget to pack a variety of healthy beach snacks and beverages which are easy to munch on, and keep everyone energised and hydrated. Think fruit slices, granola bars, sandwiches, refreshing drinks and most importantly - water!
If you have the space, bring a cooler with ice packs to keep everything cool and delicious. You won’t regret this!
NOTE: Be a responsible beachgoer and always take your trash away with you. Never leave litter in the sand to be washed into the ocean. Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
Beach toys and games are the best way to bring fun and excitement to the sand. You can, for instance, build magnificent sandcastles or engage in a friendly game of beach volleyball or frisbee. How about a game of beach Twister anyone?
For the little ones, you can pack small beach-friendly toys like water guns, inflatable beach balls and buckets and shovels. The possibilities for beach entertainment are rich and varied.
Water Sports Gadgets
If you love gadgets and vacations, then you’ll probably want the latest and greatest gadgets with you on the beach.
Water sports gadgets can take your beach vacation up a notch or two! From thrilling motorized devices like underwater scooters and jet skis to inflatable paddleboards and kayaks; there's something for every water enthusiast.
Taking snorkelling equipment opens up a whole new level of enjoying the ocean, because it gives you the chance to explore beautiful marine life and colourful corals. If you want to capture stunning underwater moments, packing a waterproof camera or waterproof protector for your phone is a must. To bring the party to your beach time, don't forget waterproof Bluetooth speakers.
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