(Closed) Give me your beach tips!

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe some Aloe Vera or after Sun prodcuts incase you get too much sun!

Gatorade and Asprin ( if you don’t already carry it)  πŸ™‚ lol

Water shoe thingers – if you think it may be rocky or shelly, to protect your feet in standing areas of the ocean

Def try and catch one sunrise and one sunset and also the moon at night- the tide is so mesmerizing!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Waterproof camera! Cool

Have fun!!

Post # 7
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10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always bring extra towels. I like to have one to lay on and one to dry off with because sand is sticky. Lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Books and/or magazines to read are always a must-have for me. My SO likes to bring his headphones for his iPhone so he can listen to music while sun-bathing. (I prefer to read and people-watch).

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh yes And bring more than 1 swimsuit. It’s no fun putting a wet swimsuit back on. Depending on where you’re going you could bring a nice dress too so you have Something nice to wear when you go out to dinner or a bar πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wipes/wet ones to help remove sand and salt from your hands; hand sanitizer; tissues (my nose always runs when I play in the ocean — I’m sure it’s the salt water); brush/comb; mirror; plastic bags for items you want to keep dry (i,e. books, phones, etc.)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not sure where you are going, but we were just at the North Carolina beaches and the mosquitos were pretty bad at night, so pack bug spray if you’ll be in any outdoor areas at night.  No bugs during the day, though, so that was good!

I actually always need chapstick with SPF – sunburned lips HURT!

Don’t forget a cheesy paperback for some beach reading! πŸ˜‰

Have fun!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Baby powder! It removes wet sand from your skin like nothing else. Seriously, it’s magic :). I like a little music at the beach, so I would be packing an ipod with a small battery-powered speaker (and extra batteries).

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I live 4 blocks from the beach and am on summer hours for the next 3 weeks!

 

Baby powder!! The sand disappears from your body like magic. I actually have a huge aversion (bordering on anxiety) to sand but I understand it obviously comes with the territory when I go to the beach. Baby powder makes it manageable for me!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

At the end of the day, when you take of your bathing suit, be prepared for sand to just… fall out. It gets stuck up in the weirdest places! I usually try to take off my suit in the shower so I can wash the sand down the drain (not sure if that’s good for the drain though, haha!).

Definitely bring stuff to do if you or DH get bored easily. I’m happy to lay out in the sun pretty much all day – whereas my DH gets restless in about 30 minutes, so he’ll usually get up and go for a walk, play a game on his phone, read a book or magazine, etc. 

Plastic bag will protect your camera from sand, but not the water. They make inexpensive waterproof cases for cameras – check out Amazon. 

Best time of day… well, if you want lots of rays, the afternoon is best – but it’s also the most dangerous. Put on sunscreen, and often! Water and sweat washes that stuff off, no matter how water/sweat resistant it says it is. It also takes some time to ‘soak’ in – so don’t put it on and then jump in the water, or you’ll be paying for it later! We usually sunscreen it up at the house (or hotel if we’re on vaykay) before we head out. 

You can also check the UV Index at places like weather.com (I have the app on my phone), so that gives you a good indicator if you might need to be even more vigilant about sun protection.

Have fun!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Spray bottle with vinegar if there are jelly fish in the area.

Ziplock bags- I put my cell phone, kindle etc in these.  You can even use a touch screen phone through the bag and talk on it, but it keeps the sand and water out.

Baby powder- when you get off the beach, sprinkle some whereever you are sandy and it just brushes off πŸ™‚ 

Skirt hanger (like you get a the store when you buy a skirt – the ones with a clip at either end) We use these to hang wet clothes in the tub to dry out.

Lightweight jacket or sweater- The beach with a breeze can be chilly in the early morning or late evening.  

Have a great trip!

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