I love to be active when I’m travelling, but after a tough few days of hiking or exploring, there’s nothing like a good relax on the beach. This beach list will make a great check list for your relaxing beach day….
Sunglass are essential to protect your eyes from the suns rays. Be sure to pick shades that offer 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays. If you wear glasses I would certainly recommend some prescription sunglasses. For years I couldn’t read properly with my sunglasses on — then when I had my prescription sunglasses for the first time it was amazing!
Flip Flops and Aqua Shoes
Getting the right footwear is essential for the beach. Flip flops can easily be slipped on and off and will protect your feet from hot sand. Aqua shoes are great for protecting your feet from hard stones and sea creatures that may be lurking around near the bottom.
When hitting up the beach a mistake that is oh too common is just bringing one towel. You get your towel out and lie it on the sandy ground, then when you come to drying yourself you’re covered head to toe in sand. This itches at your skin, sensitive from the cold salty sea. Pro beach goers know that you need one towel for drying, kept completely sand free and one other towel or mat to lie on. If you have enough space in your bag, you should take an extra-large towel or as they’re sometimes called, a bath sheet. You can wrap this huge towel around your body and warm up 10 times faster. If you are tight on space, a microfiber towel does the job and packs up so small!
It goes without saying but you really mustn’t forget SPF sun cream. The sun is the number one cause of skin damage and it is never worth burning as this will cause aging and increase your risk of skin cancer. Protect your skin with strong SPF and remember to reapply after hitting the water.
Sarong or Beach Shawl
Beach shawls or wraps and hats are also important to protect your skin. Your shoulders and the top of your head face the strong midday sun and will be vulnerable to its harsh rays. Even packing a thin layer of protection will…