Heading to the beach should be a fun-filled day of sun and fun with the family, but if you forget some basic items it can make for a long day. In all the excitement it is easy to forget some of the little things that are necessary for a great day. Have no fear – this week we have a great list of the ten things you need to guarantee you have a great time on the beach during your Ocean Isle Beach vacation.
Gallon Zip Lock Bags
These bags can be a real lifesaver. Whether you are looking to keep your wallet, phone, iPad or book dry, these simple bags are a god send. Another great use for them is to keep your trash in from your picnic, baby wipes or other refuse. Remember, we want to keep the beaches clean. Ziplocks are just one of those simple items you really should bring to the beach.
This may seem like a strange thing to bring to the beach, but the fact is, a fitted sheet can be a parent’s best friend. Just lay the sheet out. Then, just place an object in each corner to weigh it down and bam… you now have the perfect play area for the little ones. When done for the day, just shake it out and you are ready to go.
Change of Clothes
A change of clothes can make a day at the beach easier for a variety of reasons. One is that often you will want to head out to eat after being at the beach. Whether it is for lunch or dinner, having a quick set of clean, dry clothes makes it easy to head out for a meal. It is also nice to have all your wet and sandy clothes in a bag before you head back to the cottage. Don’t over think this, it is the beach after all, just a clean shirt and a pair of shorts is all you need to toss in a bag.
Small First Aid Kit
No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen, especially if you have little kids. A simple first aid kid with some bandaids, aloe, antiseptic ointment and a few other things is easy to prepare and can be a lifesaver.
The eleventh item you need is, of course, to book an Ocean Isle Beach vacation. There is still plenty of time to book a great getaway to one of the best destinations on the North Carolina coast. Whether you are looking for a late summer or even an early fall vacation, we have a great selection of homes to choose from, all backed by our dedicated staff of professionals. Call us at 800-727-9222 to book your vacation today.