Happy Tuesday Loves!
Being from Florida means that I am no stranger to the beach. Now, anyone can go to the beach but, there is a specific art to "beachin' it" and various essentials you need to make your day that much more enjoyable!
1. a beach!
obviously you need to pick a beach. by us, there are seven beaches within 35 minutes. We only live 30 minutes north of Siesta Key Beach which is the #1 beach in the U.S. however we almost never go there because that beach is the biggest tourist trap around which is anything but relaxing. We prefer to go to one of the more private beaches, Lido. Same quality sand and water just less publicized.
2. a cooler/food.
because no day out in the heat is complete without food and drinks! Pro tip: we also like to store our Aloe in the cooler so it is chilly for a sunburn. Some of our favorite beach day snacks are watermelon, berries, orange slices, pita chips, and chicken wings!
we always bring at least two towels per person. one to lay down and one to dry/wipe off with.
4. baby powder.
this is KEY for Florida. The sand here is so powder-y soft and impossible to get off. However, if you bring baby powder with you, after you are mostly dry and get to your car, put some in your hand and wipe it down your legs, arms, etc and the sand will come right off.
5. heavy duty ziplock bags or a lifeproof.
again, the sand is impossible here so prior to getting to the sandy part of the beach, put your phone in a ziplock (or lifeproof case) this allows you to still be able to fully use it without getting sand all over it. you can also take 'in the water' pics with it!
What are your beach essentials?