A beach trip can be a ton of fun and very relaxing. A poorly planned trip, though, can turn into a pain—literally, if you forget to pack sunscreen. As fun as going to the beach can be, it does take some planning ahead in order to have the best trip possible, so take a few days to plan for your next beach trip.
Packing for the Trip:
1. Pack the right clothes. Pack the swimsuit you’ve picked out and an extra change of clothes. The extra change of clothes is for the ride home, so you won’t be all wet and sandy.
- Also, make sure your comfortable enough to spend all day in the clothes you wear down.
- Having a changes of clothes means you can head somewhere else after the beach.
- Don’t forget to include good footwear. Take sandals for the beach and water shoes for the ocean so you’re ready for anything.
- Start with a sunscreen of at least 15 SPF. Check to make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to add a lip balm with sunscreen to protect your lips. Make sure to reapply it frequently, especially after sweating or jumping in the water.
- Use clothing for protection. Hats and sunglasses offer much needed protection for your face and eyes, but wearing a coverup with long sleeves can also offer protection. If cover ups aren’t your thing, take a beach umbrella or tent/gazebo instead.
- Another option is an old fitted king-size sheet. You can put things like bags and coolers in the corners, so that the sheet makes a cozy little playpen for you and your family.
- Make sure you have things like bandages, antibiotic ointment, pain relief pills, and a thermometer, as well as anti-diarrhea medicine. You may also want antihistamines.
- Make sure you have an assortment of bandages, including small adhesive ones as well as roller bandages, gauze pads, and medical tape. You should also have things like antiseptic packets, hydro cortisone packets, non-latex gloves, and compress dressings.
- Also, make sure you pack any common over-the-counter medications you use frequently.
- Another trick to protect your valuables is to clean out an old sunscreen bottle. Use it to hide valuables you don’t want anyone to steal, and as a bonus, it keeps them dry.
- You can also stash electronics in zip-top bags for protection.
- For beach toys, find a net bag so sand can be left on the beach. Pack all the food in a cooler with ice.
- Remember to include fun for the kids in your group. On the beach, all you need are some simple toys, such as buckets, shovels, and other cheap toys. Your kids will have a blast in the sand and water.
3. Take some solo activities. You’ll enjoy just lounging for a bit, but you might also want something to enjoy all on your own. For instance, take a light book you’ve been meaning to dive into. The beach is the perfect time to do it.
- If you take an e-reader, make sure it’s okay in the glare of the sun, and that you have a portable charger for it if you need it. You may also want a portable charger for you phone. Slip the e-reader into a zip-top bag to protect it.
- You could also take activity books such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku books.
- Some good snacks to take include fruit, granola bars, vegetable sticks, and bottles of water. Skip the sodas as those don’t hydrate as well.
- In fact, if you’re planning on staying all day, consider just packing lunch. Though you can take a cooler for drinks, you might want to pick something that won’t spoil easily, such as a peanut butter and jelly.
- Bring a small bag for any trash you may accumulate. It may be difficult to find a trashcan at the beach.
- Bring moist towelettes with your food. You can use them to clean up hands before and after your eat.
5. Stake out your spot. When you get to the beach, you need to stake out a claim. It’s good to go early in the day, when it’s less crowded. That way, you’ll have more opportunity to find a good spot.
- Pick a spot near the water but not so near you’ll be overrun if the tide comes in.
- If the beach has chairs or umbrellas for rent, consider renting one to make life easier.
- Stick with like-minded beach goers. That is, if you’re there to party and have fun with your friends, pick an area where people are being louder and playing music. If you prefer a quiet place to read, try to find a more secluded spot. If you’re there with your family, look for other families to be near, so your kids can play together.
How to Prepare for a Sagada Trip
How to Prepare for a Mt.Pulag Trip
What to wear:
Clothes that will make you warm but not bulky
- Dry fit long-sleeves
- Jackets / Sweater / Hoodie
- Leggings / Jogging pants / Compression Pants
- Thick Dry fit Socks
What to Bring:
- 4L Water (You can drink the running water along the trail.)
- Poncho or Rain Coat
Tip: It’s better to put it around your neck than on your head.
If staying at the campsite:
- Sleeping Bags
- Portable Camping Stove
Credits to : http://advientures.com/2015/11/04/mount-pulag-hike/