How to plan for a holiday by the beach

You can’t beat a beach holiday. There’s a reason why it remains the most popular holiday of them all. The combination of sun, sea, and sand is the perfect cocktail for relaxation and ridding your mind of the stresses of modern life. To help make sure you’re not caught out on your next seaside holiday, we’ve put together a quick guide to make sure you’re well and truly prepared.

Most importantly, you want to make sure you don’t forget your sun tan lotion. Aside from protecting you from skin cancer, the last thing you want when you’re going back through immigration is not getting through because you’re a few shades redder than your passport photo!

Making sure you have essentials like sun cream, toothpaste and deodorant means you’re also much less likely to fall prey to the large markup many resorts have on these staple items. So don’t forget them.

Obviously we’re all looking for sun when we holiday at the beach, but be sure to check the weather forecasts beforehand. Just because the sun is shining during the day doesn’t mean that it won’t be chilly at night, and you’ll want to make sure you have an extra jumper if it is.

Another thing to plan ahead for is any dress codes at the resort you’re staying at or any restaurants that you’re planning on visiting. Being prepared like this beforehand could prevent any embarrassing faux pas when you’re out for dinner.

Of course the essentials are important. Don’t forget a beach towel, your bathing suit, and your phone charger. If you have a rough idea of the activities you’re doing, then make sure you are prepared for them. You may fancy a hike away from the beach, but you won’t get far if you’ve only packed sandals.

The best way to be prepared is to make a checklist. So take the items we’ve mentioned and think about anything else you’ll need. With a little bit of forethought and a little planning you are sure to have a perfect time at the beach, and with a bit of luck you won’t be too sunburnt to pass as the same person on the photo in your passport!

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