Packing for a Beach Trip

Are you looking forward to that long-awaited beach trip and just anticipating feeling the sand on your feet and hearing the ocean waves crashing against the shore? Longing to be back on the beach is how a lot of us spend our days. There’s just something about the beach; the sand, the waves, the sounds, the smells all draw us in and demand relaxation. And in a busy world, being forced to slow down and relax is what so many of us crave. If you don’t already have a beach vacation booked, hopefully we’ve convinced you to book one ASAP because if you continue reading, you’re going to find the best packing list for a beach trip and other helpful do’s and don’ts when it comes to making going to the beach a breeze.

Let’s start by going over a quick checklist of all the must-have items when planning that family beach trip! First and most importantly, a good swimsuit is necessary to make a successful beach trip! Something that can take on all the activities that you throw at it while making you feel confident and beautiful! After all, did you even go to the beach if you didn’t snap a cute beach pic!? ;) That’s our goal here at Geode Swimwear! We have made it our mission to provide you with plenty of beautiful swimsuit options with modest coverage and with a quality that can live up to the epic adventures that you’re bound to take on! Once you have that perfect Geode suit picked out and ready to go, next comes the accessories!

You can’t have a flawless beach trip without first packing some of these essential items! First thing to go in your beach bag, or rather on your person, is a good cover up! Whether this is a cute pair of cut off jeans, or a lightweight pretty dress, having something to throw on before and after hanging out on the beach is a must! Don’t forget the rest of the accessories like your favorite sunnies and a pair of sandals! If you want to go the extra mile, consider a fun beach hat and some dainty jewelry that complements the whole outfit!

Now we’re ready to move on to the necessities! Of course, a beach towel and possibly a chair are needs if you’re the lounge around in the sun type! If you prefer a bit more shade, don’t forget an umbrella or some other type of canopy! Next in the beach bag are things like sunblock, sandcastle toys for the littles, floaties and a ball or two if you’re the sporty type!

Finally for snacks! You can’t have a successful beach trip without bringing the cooler full of yummy food and drinks! Be sure to pack plenty of liquids to stay hydrated as well as snacks that are both nutritious and delicious! Some family favorites are trail mix, dried fruit, granola bars, fruit snacks and of course some sugary candy! If you are planning on staying at the beach for most of the day, consider packing some sandwiches for the whole fam to enjoy lunch right there on the beach!

Now for a quick list of do’s and don’ts to make your beach trip go off without a hitch! DO bring some kind of speaker to connect with a device to get the tunes rolling but DON’T play your music too loud as it disrupts everyone else’s relaxing day at the beach as well! DO snack to your heart’s content, after all, you’re on vacation! But DON’T feed the wildlife, especially the birds as they don’t understand when enough is enough. DO take on learning a new water sport like surfing or belly boarding but DON’T be reckless and always wear a life jacket. DO pick up after yourself when your beach day is over and DON’T bring glass bottles that can break and cause injury.

After going through the packing list and hearing some Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to taking a day off and visiting the beach, you’re ready to book that trip and get packing! Order that Geode suit you’ve got your eye on, because nobody can ever have too many swimsuits! Create a family favorites list of snacks of your own and grab those beach day essentials! The sun, the sand and the waves are calling, so what are you waiting for!