A trip to the beach, with your partner, family members or group of friends, requires you to carry many items. If you are carrying minimal items, you will probably require a small bag. On the other hand, if you have decided to carry a lot of stuff, you will require a bag that has enough room for all your essentials. A mid size to large canvas tote will be suitable in such a case, as it generally has enough room for all your essentials. In the following lines, we have given tips on how to prepare a beach bag.
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Preparing A Beach Bag
Clothing & Footwear
Stuff your clothes into the beach bag. The beach clothes should be airy and light colored. If you plan to go in the water, make sure that the clothes you choose will stay on when you play with the waves. Carrying a swimming costume is a good idea. Make sure to carry an extra set of clothes, apart from the beachwear. Flip-flops and slippers are the most apt footwear for beach trips.
If you are going to the beach on a bright sunny day, then a pair of sunglasses becomes an inevitable addition to your bag. Make sure that the sunglasses are designed to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays.
To avoid sunburns and protect your skin from UV rays, make use of a sunscreen that contains at least 15 SPF. You may use either a sunscreen cream or a lotion. Your lips may also become dry because of the wind. Therefore, make sure to add a chap-stick, to your beach bag.
Choose a large size towel for your beach trip, so that you are able to sit on the sand comfortably. Sitting on the towel will prevent your swimwear from getting dirty, especially when it is wet. At the same time, after coming back from the water, you may need a cloth to dry yourself. It becomes necessary to carry a small towel for this purpose.
Pack fresh fruits and sandwiches in your beach bag. Watermelon is the perfect summer snack to keep your body from dehydrating on the bright, sunny day. You may also carry potato finger chips. Pack some extra snacks if you are going out with a group of people. Carry a bottle of water as well.
Means Of Entertainment
Include a couple of magazines in your beach bag, so that you can flip through them while resting at the beach. If you are less interested in reading, carry an iPod with you. If playing loud music at the beach is allowed, you may bring a small radio or audio cassette player. You may also carry a disposable camera, if you want to take pictures.
Carry volleyball with you, if your beach bag is spacious enough to accommodate it. If the beach is not crowded, you may carry a kite with you. Playing Frisbee with you friends, in ankle-deep water, with your friends is another good idea.