Now that the weather has decided to grace us with a heat wave, everyone’s flocking to the coolest local spot, the beach. Everyone’s got the swim suit down but there’s more to it. Just last week we gave you a break down of some of our top beach in the downtown core, now here’s 6 things you need to make it the BEST beach day.
To those people who walk onto the beach, hands overflowing, things dropping, stumbling through the sand to grab a spot. Honestly, just get a beach bag. Throw in your towel, sunscreen, food, water, drinks. It will literally take things off your hands for you and makes for easy transportation if you’re looking to roam around or get a bite to eat.
Don’t have to worry about sand living in your bag for the rest of its life. Let’s be honest, once sand gets in, it never really gets out.
These backpacks are made from nylon which means they’re water resistant and sands just slides right off!
Ucon Acrobatics - Jacob Stealth Series Kendall + Kylie - Olympia Waist Bag in White
Not looking to pack much? These smaller bags are great for protecting the basic like your phone, sunglasses and wallet.
We’re looking at you grungy, old bath towel. There’s a reason we have bath towels and beach towels. Bath towels use much fluffier Terry Cloth to be soft and comfortable but it means sand gets caught and is very hard to get out. Beach towels use a short Terry Cloth so it traps less sand and is easy to shake off. Get yourself a proper beach towel. You’re not going to regret it.
Tofino Towel Co. - Friends from the west coast make the coolest towels. Round, square and beach blankets to enjoy.
I know this might not seem like a necessity but let's just talk about it for a sec. Cover-up are made to easy, breezy, and pair great with a swimsuit. Have a great cover-up also usually means you're covered if you're looking to venture away from the beach for some lunch, shopping, or other events and you wont have to worry about being kicked out. Remember, no shirt, no service.
Ellemairco - makes some of the most gorgeous kimonos that not only work in your every day attire but also make great covers ups. The best part is they can be loosely wrapped like a dress or blouse so you don't have to worry about getting your actually shirt or shorts soaked from a wet bathing suit. For us ladies, we all know the top is the worst. This lets you continue to dry off with being limited on what you can do or location.
This wouldn’t be a heel boy blog if there wasn’t some shoes. We just want to make sure your feet are properly covered!
Sandals with some flare are perfect for a trip to the beach and then continuing the day after while still looking put together.
If you’re just looking for a quick trip to the beach with plans for a night out or dinner afterwards, take a look at these sandals that can easily be taken from day to night. This way you don’t have to go to the bar in foamy flip flops.
Cougar - Prato Slide in White iPanema - Heart Flip Flop in Black
If you’re just a basics kind of person, no bells or whistles or anything fancy, here are some good options. Built for the purpose of going to the beach. They’re easy and reliable
SUNSCREEN SUNSCREEN SUNCREEN! We can’t emphasize the importance of keeping yourself covered and protected, when you're spending all day in the sun. It's also best if you can protect your skin in more than one way.
Jacob and Sebastian - If you have sensitive skin or worried about the chemicals that go into sunscreen check out. While not completely all natural, it does feature 70% natural ingredients and is hypoallergenic to go easy on your skin while keeping it protected.
Last but not least, pack yourself a water bottle... or a "water bottle" (if you catch my drift). Either way it always make the visit 10x better when you don't have to pay for an overpriced beverage and you can conveniently bring as much of whatever you feel like packing.
Not just any water bottle though, an insulated water bottle. Forget having to drink hot water from sitting out in the sun all day. Our brand of choice is S’well to keep your drinks cool for up to 24 hrs so you can still have refreshing cold water on the hottest summer days.