How to Plan the Ultimate Day at the Beach

Living near the ocean is just one o the many benefits of choosing an apartment at Varela Westshore. When your calendar finally leaves you room to spend a day at the beach, you want to make the most out of your time. Here are some tips to help you plan the ultimate beach day, so you can soak up the sand and surf for hours without interruption.

1. Plan for Food and Drink
One of the first things to consider is what you will eat and drink while you are at the beach. Failing to bring enough food or water will lead to a premature end to your fun. While you may find food to purchase nearby, it’s best to be prepared with your own. Always pack more than you think you will need. This will allow you to stay and play longer, and also help if you find yourself hungrier than you thought you’d be.

2. Know the Rules
Know the rules of the beach you are visiting. Some, for example, do not allow pets, and you will want to leave yours at home or choose a different beach. Others have regulations on swimming in certain surf conditions. Make sure you know and obey all posted rules.

3. Pack Sunscreen
Don’t just apply sunscreen before you leave. Pack some and reapply throughout the day. Sunburns hurt and can make your day less pleasant. They also can increase the risk of skin cancer. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply every 2-3 hours while you are at the beach.

4. Bring the Right Toys
Snorkeling gear, umbrellas, sand toys, body boards – the list of beach toys that you could bring with you is really exhaustive. Yet everything you bring with you you have to bring back at the end of the day when you are tired. Think carefully about what you’re going to want to do while you’re at the beach, and only bring the toys that are conducive to those activities. Remember, you live near the beach, so you can always bring something else on your next trip. Invest in a large, lightweight beach tote bag you can use to transport your goodies easily.

5. Throw Out Your Watch
Finally, plan your beach day on a day when you can just go with the flow! The best way to ruin a beach day is to have to cut off the fun right when it’s getting started. Keep your schedule open so you can enjoy the fun as long as you want. You will return to your apartment rejuvenated and refreshed after spending some time by the water.