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Beach Essentials for a Fun and Relaxed Vacay

Beach Essentials for a Fun and Relaxed Vacay

Beach Essentials

Going to the beach can be a fun and relaxing experience if you’re equipped with the right essentials. Take a look at our suggestions for having a great day on the shore.


Beach umbrella

The first and most important essential to take with you when heading to the beach is a high-quality beach umbrella that will protect you from the UV rays. There is a thin line between getting enough vitamin D and getting sunburned. You’ll need to balance the scales on this one, and an umbrella can help you. Look for one made from waterproof materials such as polyester, fibreglass or nylon that has a frame that supports the canopy with ribs. They are all connected to a pole that gets pinned in the sand. It needs to be safe and sturdy and not collapse in the middle of the day. For example, nylon is lightweight and flexible but not as durable as polyester. Polyester is durable but not as lightweight as fibreglass.

A beach umbrella can come in many shapes, sizes and materials. It’s always wise to opt for more bright colours because dark ones attract light and warmth, so you may not experience the same effect as a brightly coloured umbrella. You can find umbrellas with tassels or ribbons as decoration and some with unique features like cup holders and small tables at the centre. When you buy a good-quality beach umbrella, you know it’ll keep the sand around you cool. Hot sand is not a pleasant sitting area. It can burn your skin and ruin your beach experience.



Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in our body? It can get damaged from the inside and outside, so we must do everything to protect it. Since we were little, our parents spoke about sunscreen and keeping your skin protected at all times, and they were not wrong. Having a bottle of good SPF sunscreen can be a lifesaver. If you apply it while you’re on the beach, you’ll reduce the risk of sunburns. They can be a terrible experience for any person. Having blisters and damaged skin is never a good idea.

If prevented on time, it can save you from developing skin cancer, premature wrinkling and other skin issues. If you get sunburned, immediately go to your dermatologists and they’ll help you with pain relievers and cremes. Using a minimum of 30 SPF, even on a cloudy day, in the summertime, will reduce the risk of skin cancer by 70%. The optimal time frame to apply it is every 2 hours.

Skin discolouration is another side effect that can appear later in life. These “sun spots” are visible on the hands, face and arms. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll need to wear your sunscreen everywhere, not just on the beach. Inflammations can be dangerous if not treated on time. The sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and higher will block harmful UV rays and keep you safe.

Bathing Suit

Choosing the right swimsuit can seem like an overwhelming task sometimes. Trends change and new styles and designs appear every season. But the most important part when buying and wearing one, is to feel comfortable. The most modest option is the traditional one-piece swimsuit that offers full coverage. It can have a deep V-neck, one or two straps or no straps at all. Women like it for various reasons because it has the most coverage. After all, they don’t have to use as much sunscreen because it’s flattering to their body shape.

Bikinis are also very popular. They are two-piece swimsuits that cover the breasts and the private area. This means more exposed skin and more sunscreen. If you have a small chest area, choose a top part that has ruffles, prints or bold colours to accentuate your chest. If you’re full-chested, opt for a supportive, sturdier top. Of course, dark colours are less noticeable and make you look thinner, and bright colours go in the opposite direction.

Of these choices, always choose the one you feel most comfortable in, no matter your body shape and size. Cozy, proper fitting swimsuits are all you need. They shouldn’t be too tight or too loose, so always try them on and walk around to get a good sense of what you’re buying. Thick and durable materials are always a good choice because they’ll last longer. You can accessorise with a cool coverup, necklace or a matching beach bag for your personal items.


Hat for beach

The hat is another protecting element that you and your skin will benefit from. There are so many types of materials and brims to choose from that you can find anything you can imagine. Because our skin is sensitive to the sun, getting yourself a high-quality, good-covering hat for upcoming summer adventures is very important. First of all, you’ll look very fashionable. Hats are trendy and modern nowadays, and people wear them everywhere.

They will shield your eyes so the sun, sand and other tiny dust particles don’t go into them, lower the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration and prevent the development of skin cancer. Because of climate change and natural disasters, the UV rays from the sun have become more dangerous than ever, and we need as much protection as possible. Hats will regulate your body temperature and are a great conversation starter.

These days you can even find sun hats made from eco-friendly and biodegradable materials such as cotton, toquilla straw, bamboo and hemp, that take care of the environment. Other materials manufacturers use are nylon, linen and polyester. A hat will help you stay safe and look cute while you enjoy your day at the beach.

In Summary

After everything we said, the most important thing is to be safe and protected. Always choose high-quality clothing and accessories that will make your beach days enjoyable without a lot of effort. If you’re not sure what you need or what you want, talk to sales personnel, read reviews, ask questions, and you’ll make the best choice for you and your health.

Stephanie Tierney