It is important to pack your essentials when you are heading for the beach, but it is equally important to remember some special things most people tend to overlook. You may have packed sunscreen and towels, but did you think about your go-pro camera? I am sure you did not! So here we have outlined seven things, which you never knew about, to take on your next beach holiday. You will find it amazing how these little things can mean a lot.
Go Pro camera
The beach is sure to offer many good photo opportunities, both on and under the water. Your easy underwater gopro camera will be perfect for taking clear pictures and videos while you are bobbing up and down in the waves. For that killer shot of the coral reefs, you can use this gadget even under the water. Don’t forget to take the chargers!
Seaworthy music system
There is nothing like listening to your favourite tunes with the flock of seagulls shrieking in the background. A good pressurised digital audio system will play hours and hours of music on just three AAA batteries.
Nylon beach blanket
Conventional towels and blankets, occupy a lot of space as they are large and bulky. Go for a beach blanket made from nylon parachute material instead. They are light, dry faster and feel cool even when the rays of the sun are blazing down. You can put sand on the corners to weigh it down firmly.
This may not sound like a good idea initially, but believe me in an event of a storm or the lights going out it will come in very handy to guide your family to safety. This is especially important when you are staying in unfamiliar surroundings. Even if the power stays on, you can have fun with it by searching for crabs on the beach at night.
Wearing a sarong offers endless fashion possibilities. They are attractive, soft and provide comfort in addition to style. Their versatility will make you stand out in the crowd and they make excellent bikini wraps for a beach party. They can also double up as towels and act as sheets for when you just want to lay on the sand. So do not forget to carry your sarong next time you are strolling on a tropical beach.
Reading travel books takes you to places near and far. When on the beach there is nothing like a good read under the sunshine as reading and travelling always come hand in hand. Some of the perfect memories of a beach holiday can be associated with reading a top travel book to transport you to another era, with the ocean waves gently caressing your feet.
Zip lock bags
These are the most important necessities for making your beach holiday from a good one to a wonderful one. In fact, zip locks are a must for every vacation. You can use them to collect your seashells, pack your food and even stow your wet clothes. Just remember not to leave home without at least one box of zip lock bags.
So by packing smart you will not end up wasting time looking for these things at the local store. You not only save time and money, but retain your sanity as well.
Author: Jyotsna Ramani
Jyotsna is a passionate globetrotter who loves to explore offbeat locales and inspires others to do the same. Traveling solo, enjoying new adventures, trying local cuisines are all part of her escapades. Follow in her footsteps as she takes on the world – one country at a time.