The spring break countdown is on! Now is the perfect time to plan for what you are going to pack for the upcoming days of fun in the sun at the beach.
Before you pack, there are few things to keep in mind. Keep beach bag packing to a minimum. While you may be tempted to bring all of your favorite things, in reality you probably won’t need them. Plus, you won’t want to have to carry them around with you all day. A lightly packed beach bag with a few must-have items is really all that you need. If you are staying in a hotel near the beach, then that’s even better. You can always just run back to your hotel for a rest break or to freshen up your hair and makeup.
While you’re at the beach, it’s time to focus on fun in the sun and enjoying the sand and water. Have fun with friends or relax and enjoy the breeze. Bring your tablet or iPod with your favorite books or music to help you enjoy a fabulous day in the sun.
To help prepare you for your upcoming spring break, here is a list of seven must-have items you will definitely need for your beach bag.
A comfortable and stylish pair of sandals are perfect for a day at the beach. They are easy to slide on and off. If you plan to do a lot of walking at the beach, boardwalk or in the city, look for a stylish pair of comfort sandals. Alegria makes sandals that are cute and give you all day comfort.
A cute and casual outfit
Bring along a cute, casual outfit. You may want to walk around, do some shopping or get a bite to eat in a nearby restaurant while you are out at the beach. Wear something fun, trendy and comfortable. This super cute graphic t-shirt is from BrokenDoll. Add shorts and sandals, and you’ve got a great little beach outfit.
A case to protect your tablet
Our favorite gadgets are special and sometimes very expensive. While we recommend bringing along your tablet so that you can read and listen to your favorite tunes, it is also important to protect your tablet. This chic pink case is from Luvvitt. Besides looking pretty in pink, this case will help protect your tablet from scratches and falls. You can find it here. Shop for other styles and colors by visiting the Luvvitt website.
Sunglasses are a must-have for a sunny spring day at the beach. Protect your peepers with a chic pair of sunglasses. Look for a pair that has the proper UV protection. There are tons of cute sunnies on the market that are sure to fit your own style. Check out Target for a great selection of super stylish and affordable sunglasses.
Make the most of your beach days by protecting yourself from the sun. Sunscreen is so important! You don’t want to spend the rest of your week burnt and in pain, so be sure to slather on the sunscreen before you go out and periodically while you’re out. Check out local drugstores and discount retailers like Walmart or Target for affordable selections of sunscreen.
Don’t forget your beach towel! Dry off after swimming around or use your towel for lounging around. This important little beach must-have would sure be missed if you forgot to bring it! Check Target or Walmart for cute and affordable beach towels.
There is nothing more relaxing than soaking up the sun on the beach while listening to your favorite songs. Remember to bring your iPod, and be sure to make a fun beach playlist to help make your day brighter.