10 Essential Things to Bring to the Beach

Once you’ve purchased your property in Oahu, you will be ready to enjoy this ideal location by spending your days at the beach. Check out our list of 10 things you should bring to the beach, or share it with guests at your vacation properties!

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1. Shade

Hawaii lies right along the equator, meaning the sunlight might be harsher than you're used to - especially if you have fair skin. Whether you have a beach umbrella or a great sun hat, something to shade yourself from all that glorious sunshine is an essential beach item. 

2. Sunscreen

Even if you think you want to get a nice tan, sunscreen is a must for the beach. One application doesn't often cover an entire day - and if you don't protect against repeated exposure, it can cause early wrinkles and skin cancers. Protecting your skin helps ensure your next beach day is just as fun as this one.

10 Essential Things to Bring to the Beach

3. Hydration

Many overlook how easy it is to get dehydrated at the beach. When prepping for the beach, a gallon of water per person is a good minimum guidline - enough for each person, plus extra for emergencies or really hot days. Ideally, the water should be in something insulated to keep water cool all day. 

10 Essential Things to Bring to the Beach

4. Snacks

Packing all your gear up to find some food is the last thing you want to interrupt your day at the beach. Choose plenty of healthy snacks, ideally in resealable containers. Pack them in a lightweight cooler with big wheels to help get it across the sand. Don't forget to dispose of your trash properly to help keep paradise beautiful.

10 Essential Things to Bring to the Beach

5. Sand-Resistant Blanket Or Beach Towel

Whether it's an extra large towel, a beach towel, or a special beach blanket - you'll want somewhere that isn't sandy to lay down at some point. The best option is something that doesn't let sand cling to it, like these or these. The more sand you can leave at the beach and out of your car or vacation home, the better!

6. Baby Powder

Speaking of keeping sand out of your car and home, don't forget to bring some baby powder. It sounds crazy if you haven't tried it, but baby powder is an essential for the beach. Nothing helps get sand off your skin better than it. A little sprinkle goes a long way - especially in those hard-to-brush-off places like in between toes and baby rolls. Just try it, you'll thank me later.

7. Sand Toys

If your beach day will include kids, sand toys are an essential item to bring to the beach. The classic bucket, shovel, and sifter are classics for a reason: kids of all ages love them. If you are traveling to the beach and want something compact, check out these collapsible sand toys. And don't forget a mesh bag to transport everything!

10 Essential Things to Bring to the Beach

8. Water Toys

Kids, teenagers, and adults alike will love to have something fun to play with in the water. Boogie boards, inflatable rafts, floating footballs, and skimboards are all great options to bring to the beach.

9. Waterproof Bag

There are a few things you have to bring to the beach that really don't jive well with sand and water, like your car keys and your phone. Bringing a sand-proof, waterproof bag for these items is a great solution. You can opt for an inexpensive disposable zip-top bag, or something like this.

10. Change Of Clothes

If something happens at the beach to dirty your damage your clothing, you could be in a bind. Bringing an extra set of clothes per person (including undergarments) can help make sure an unlucky accident doesn't ruin your beach day.

If reading our list of 10 things to bring to the beach is getting you excited for your next beach day, maybe its time to see if buying a home on Oahu is a possibility for you. Whether you're looking for a new home or a vacation spot, contact us today to see how we can help you spend more time on the beach!

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