Beach Essentials To Bring On Your Next Trip To The Coast
It's that time of year when every Aussie emerges from their castle to enjoy the great outdoors! And what better way to welcome the sunshine than with a glorious day down at the beach? With our golden sands and glistening surf, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to cooling off on sweltering days. Don't sweat it pondering what to take to the beach, we'll have you set for a great day out with some of our favourite beach essentials. So, pop on your togs and let's dive in!
Must-Haves To Bring To The Beach
Pack a well-equipped picnic basket with an array of your favourite nibbles – think fresh fruits, gourmet sandwiches, and refreshing beverages. For ease of us, invest in outdoor dining sets with durable, lightweight plates and cutlery. Choose items that are easy to clean, ensuring a hassle-free meal with the soothing sounds of the ocean as your backdrop. Unroll a stylish picnic rug to create a comfortable space, transforming your beach day into a five-star alfresco dining affair.
2: Beach Towels
No beach day is complete without a comfortable and absorbent beach towel. Opt for oversized, quick-drying towels that provide ample space for lounging after a refreshing swim. Make a statement with vibrant patterns or showcase Aussie pride with towels featuring iconic designs. Beyond their practicality, these towels become your personal oasis, defining your spot on the beach. Lounge in style, enjoy the warmth of the sun, and relish the tranquil beach vibes on your own cosy stretch of sand.
Navigating hot sand requires the right footwear. Slide into a pair of stylish sandals, slides or classic beach thongs for easy strides along the shoreline. Look for options that are water-resistant and easy to clean, ensuring comfort without compromising on beachside fashion. Your choice of footwear can make or break your beach day, so step out in style and comfort, allowing you to stroll along the beach effortlessly.
4: Hats for Sun Protection
The Australian sun can be relentless, and sun protection is non-negotiable. Don a wide-brimmed hat or a trendy cap to shield your face from the harsh sun rays. Not only do hats provide essential protection, but they also add a chic touch to your beach ensemble. Stay sun-safe and stylish as you soak up the sun, appreciating the beauty of the beach without worrying about the elements.
Invest in insulated totes, lunch bags, or coolers to ensure your fruits, salads, and beverages stay cool and tasty throughout the day. Opt for stylish and functional coolers that can withstand the heat, guaranteeing your beach snacks remain fresh and enjoyable. A well-packed cooler is the key to a satisfying beach day, ensuring you stay refreshed and energized with every bite.
6: Linen Clothing for Breathability
Beach fashion is all about comfort and style. Embrace the laid-back culture with breathable linen clothing. Lightweight linen shirts, dresses, and shorts are perfect for staying cool while looking effortlessly stylish. Choose light colours to reflect the sun's rays and keep your beach attire both practical and fashionable. Linen is a natural choice for the beach, offering both comfort and a touch of sophistication. Get some extra styling tips with our guide on how to style linen clothing!
Whether you're bringing your own portable barbecue or taking advantage of nearby public BBQ facilities, having the right grilling tools is crucial for a beachside barbecue feast. Equip yourself with barbecue supplies such as sturdy tongs, turners, and spatulas to masterfully handle your beachside barbecue. These essentials ensure you're prepared for a seamless cooking experience, whether you're flipping burgers, turning sausages, or grilling veggies. Don't forget to bring a BBQ mat for a clean grilling surface, serving boards for presentation, and stylish BBQ aprons for both flair and practicality.
No beach day is complete without the perfect swimsuit. Whether you prefer a classic one-piece, a trendy bikini, or stylish board shorts, make sure to pack swimwear that makes you feel confident and ready for a dip. Consider bringing an extra swimsuit for variety and convenience. After all, a day at the beach is all about enjoying the water to the fullest. Look and feel your best as you embrace the surf, sand, and sunshine in your chosen beach attire.
Bonus Tips For A Successful Day at the Beach
Enjoy your beach day to the fullest by combining essential beach items with these bonus tips, creating an unforgettable seaside experience.
1. Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable
Ensure you're protected from the Aussie sun by applying sunscreen generously. Choose a high SPF and reapply regularly, especially after a swim.
2. Stay Hydrated
Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day. The combination of sun and sea can be dehydrating, so keep yourself refreshed. Pro tip: An insulated drink bottle filled with ice & cold water will stay cool for hours even in hot weather!
3. Plan Your Timing
Avoid the peak sun hours by planning your beach day early in the morning or later in the afternoon. This minimises sun exposure and enhances your overall experience.
4. Respect the Environment
Leave only footprints – be sure to clean up after yourself, disposing of rubbish responsibly. Respect the beach environment and help keep it pristine for everyone to enjoy.
5. Beach Games and Entertainment
Pack a frisbee, beach ball, beach cricket set, or even a good book for added entertainment. Engage in beach games or simply relax with a captivating read between dips in the water.
By now you should be ready to load up the car and get down for a splash! Visit us in-store or browse online to explore more summer must-haves for your next beach day.