Nearly everybody loves a seaside holiday, and in the UK it is a big tradition that people of all ages can enjoy. There’s something so quintessentially charming about a trip to the seaside on a sunny day that makes us ready to dip our toes.
In the summertime whenever you have a free day or even afternoon, when the sun is shining, it is time to load up the car and head to the beach – after all the coast is never very far away. Don’t forget to pop these accessories in the boot though.
Seating and shade
Especially if you’re planning on making a day of it at the beach, you are definitely going to need some shade. A lightweight beach umbrella is ideal, especially when coupled with a windbreaker to make it a little more secluded. As for your seating, forget the foldaway chairs which can be cumbersome to carry, and instead choose some inflatables which are great both in and out of the water!
Ice box and picnic hamper
Having a picnic at the beach is part of the fun, and there is nothing quite like preparing a fantastic spread of picnic food. With an icebox to keep everything nice and cool, and then a picnic hamper to ensure that you dine in style, prep sandwiches, salads, dips, vegetables and even a dessert! Not only will this be delicious, but it will also save you money on the sugary and greasy snacks from the beach kiosks.
Sun lotion and plenty of it
Perhaps it’s not quite so exciting as picnic food but it’s an essential that you can’t forget! It is easy to overdo it in the sun, especially at the start of summer, so slather on the sun lotion and reapply it regularly, particularly after you’ve been in the water.
Head to the seaside in style and enjoy your day with these essentials.