Summer is by far my favorite season and it’s almost here.That means it’s time to get outdoors! A beach day is a must for summertime and we make it a point to visit every summer. Over the years, one thing I’ve learned is to prepare in advance, so we can enjoy ourselves upon arrival. Whether its an on-the-go summer adventure like beach trips, SNICKERS® bars, TWIX® bars, EXTRA® gum and other participating brands are right by your side through every adventure. If you’re prepared with all the beach essentials, you can soak up the sun all day. Here’s six essentials to pack for the beach this summer.
1. A hat
A hat is a definite essential for the beach. Whether you’d rather a beach hat or a baseball cap, is up to you. But wearing a hat is not only an essential – it’s good for you. A hat protects your face and skin from harmful sun rays. It provides an extra layer of protection that also keeps you cool. With your head protected from the direct sunlight, you’ll also stay cooler. A beach hat is also stylish beach attire. With style and function, what’s not to like about this beach essential?
2. A large tote
No matter the size of your crew, a large tote is a must for the beach. You can stuff all your other essentials, in your tote, and toss over your arm. A large tote also gives you the ability to free up your hands. Going to the beach is fun but tiring but having a bag to throw all your items is super handy. Beware, you will get sand in the tote…it never fails!
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It goes without saying that “swimwear” is a beach essential. I recently invested in new swimwear for the whole family. The kids outgrow their bathing suits and swim trunks, and my husband and I needed a new look. I finally found some swimwear that I feel confident in, which helps me to relax at the beach. If it’s been a few years since you last upgraded your swimwear, give it a good look over to see if items need to be replaced. I’ve learned investing in quality pieces is the way to go.
5. A book
At the beach, it’s hard to read on your phone because of the bright sunlight. That’s why reading materials like books or magazines are great items to bring to the beach. I love to bring home and decor magazines to the beach to catch up on the latest interior design. Listening to the waves crash in and reading a book is quite relaxing. It’s definitely hard to read while I’m at home so reading at the beach is a luxury I can’t get enough of.
6. Large Towel
Water and sand make for a big mess! A large towel will keep you and the family dry and clean. I like the style of the Turkish bath towels, which look good, but are also absorbent. Whether you like a standard beach towel or Turkish towel, a large towel is a necessity for each person in the family. The beach is fun however, when you’re headed in, you’ll want to be dry. Bring along your favorite towel to end your beach day – dry, and on a good note.
With the perfect treats and other beach essentials, you’ll be prepared to visit the beach. We love making memories at the beach during summer too! If you’re prepared, you’ll be able to relax and watch the waves crash. Don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes – visit NeverStopSummering.com for rules and free method of entry. Ends August 31st. No purchase required to win. Happy summertime!