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What to Pack for a Day at the Beach with the Family

It may seem simple, you already have your bathing suit on and now you just need your book and the kid’s bucket and spade, right? Wrong. A day at the beach requires a list of things to be packed to ensure you are safe and entertained for the day.

Gear you are going to wear

You’ll need to pack your bathing suit, though it is easier just to wear it under your clothes on the way to the beach to skip the hassle of looking for a place to change. You will also need towels and sarongs or throws if you want to cover up and dry off after your dip in the sea. Sandals or flip-flops are a must because by the time the midmorning sun comes around the sand will be scorching.

A hat is a must; whether it is a floppy beach hat or a cap, this is crucial especially for children. Sunglasses will also help make the day in the sun more comfortable and help you keep a better eye on the kids.

The fun stuff

For the children to remain safe and entertained for the day consider buying buckets and spades and beach toys for the sand that come in all shapes and sizes these days. You can even bring along some of their favourite bath toys and even ice cream tubs to build sandcastles with. This way your children can play happily close-by when they are not being accompanied to the water. Snorkels, flippers and boogie boards can also make this more fun for you and the kids. A beach ball is another good way to play with the kids in the water and on the beach.

For yourself you should definitely bring along a good book and even a pillow if you want to laze on the beach comfortably all day. Your camera or phone can be taken along to catch some snapshots, but be sure to keep it in a plastic bag so that it doesn’t get any sand or water in it.

Your protective arsenal

The dangers of the sun are a real threat, and if you have nothing to shield you from it you won’t be on the beach for very long before getting a nasty sunburn. Be sure to take plenty of sunscreen and keep reapplying throughout the day. People often forget to take water, so be sure to pack plenty of things to drink to make sure you stay hydrated and don’t overheat. Some snacks won’t hurt either.

For the ultimate gear made for the protection of your whole family and your peace of mind get an Otentik Sunshade™, the original sunshade solution. This tent weighs less than 2kgs and comes in an easy to carry bag. All you need to do is fill the four drawstring bags with sand and you are prepared for a safe day on the beach. It’s so easy, even a child can do it! Give yourself the best in sun protection this holiday and contact us to get your very own Otentik Sunshade™.

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