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Taking a Walk on the Beach? Here's What to Bring

There’s nothing like a seaside escape to clear your mind and ease some stress. When you need to be in an environment that soothes you, a walk on the beach can feel like a fresh breath of air to a weary soul. The beach is also a great place to pass time with people you care about. Since the beach has unique terrain with plenty of sand and little shade, it’s important to be prepared with the right gear to have an enjoyable time. Here’s what to bring in one of your favorite beach bags to your next walk on the shores.

1. Sun Protection

First things first, you need to be prepared for some hot weather and time under the sun without any cover. This is why it is essential to bring some type of sun protection such as a parasol or a hat so that you can have shade wherever you go. Also, sunblock is a good addition to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays especially if you're out for a long time.

Many individuals like wide-brimmed hats if they're wearing a beautiful jersey dress. The extra protection your portable shade gives you minimizes the effect of UV rays by not having direct sunlight fall upon your skin. Have fun with experimenting with different styles of hats and you will look gorgeous and be protected for hours as you enjoy your seaside walk.

2. Bring a Couple Beach Towels

When you take a walk on the beach, it's hard to resist taking a quick dip into the beautiful waves. Having personalized beach towels on hand will free you to be a little spontaneous while you're at the beach. Whether you'd like to take a socially distanced swim, a beach towel gives you the option to dry off and stay covered up as you continue your walk. You can also get personalized beach towels with your name and special logo on them so you can identify your towel easily from other people's belongings.

3. Wear Gorgeous Swimsuits

Since the water is right next to you as you take your walk, it's natural to want to take a dip to stay cool. When you wear a swimsuit, you have the freedom to indulge in the water without worrying about damaging clothing or being too wet. Swimsuits allow you to dry off quickly as you walk even after a short time especially when the sun is very strong. 

Complete your set by wearing a swimsuit cover-up that doubles as a dress or shirt that you can wear to the seaside restaurant for takeout. Pick the style of swimsuit that makes you feel the most confident such as one-pieces, tankinis, and more. It's important to have several types to match different moods and occasions so you have the perfect look every time.

4. Bring Plenty of Hydration

Being out in the sun even for just a little bit can make you feel thirsty. However, saltwater is not an option, so you want to be sure to bring a drink with you in your beach bag. This makes sure that you can stay hydrated at your convenience about having to run back to the boardwalk or a convenience store for refreshments. Hydration is key when you want to stay healthy and not get too hot alone on the beach. It also prolongs your enjoyment of the walk because you have the refreshment you need to continue without feeling light-headed or parched. Keep your water bottle secure in handy canvas totes and beach bags that are light but have strong handles to carry extra weight. These bags also enable you to bring more than one refreshment in case you plan to stay out for many hours.

5. Carry Sandals or Other Foot Protection

A walk on the beach feels great with bare feet, but it's important to bring some lightweight sandals in case the sand is hot on your way to the shore and when you go back to the boardwalk. Sandals such as flip flops, fashion sandals, or even a pair of water shoes can be a lifesaver when you are navigating rough terrain with seashells and driftwood. This shoe should also be light so we can easily fit in your beach bag and be toted along without any strain. If you have the correct footwear with you it’s possible to switch locations at any moment. This will be especially easy because you have brought the right items to keep your feet protected.

If you're going to take a walk on the beach this summer, bringing these items will help you have the best time while staying protected, happy, and confident.

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