Picture this: you’re on a sun-drenched beach, the gentle caress of the sea breeze on your face, the soft crunch of sand under your feet, and after a refreshing dip, you’re drying off with your plush beach towel.
December beach holidays in South Africa offer this dreamy escape. To ensure your experience is as idyllic as the image in your mind, we’ve compiled the ultimate beach holiday checklist for you.
Sun Protection Essentials
Never underestimate the power of the sun. Pack a broad-spectrum sunscreen with high SPF, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-protective sunglasses. Remember, sunburn isn’t a souvenir you want!
Beach Towels: The Sand’s Best Friend
A beach outing without a towel is like a fish out of water. Opt for plush, absorbent beach towels that dry quickly. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect one, check out the various beach towels for sale both online and in local stores. Remember, you’d want a towel that’s both functional and stylish for those beachside snapshots.
Whether you’re a bikini, one-piece, or trunks enthusiast, ensure your swimwear is comfortable for long hours of beach fun and perhaps even a game of beach volleyball.
Hydration and Snacks
The salty air and sun can dehydrate you faster than you realise. Bring a reusable water bottle and pack some light snacks like fruits or energy bars to refuel.
Beachwear and Footwear
Flowy dresses, shorts, and tank tops should make the cut. As for footwear, flip-flops or sandals are ideal. Make sure they’re easy to clean after a day of playing in the sand.
Carry a spacious beach bag, preferably waterproof, to store all your essentials. It’s a good idea to include a smaller pouch for valuables and money.
Books, magazines, or perhaps a music playlist? Think about what you’d enjoy during those lazy hours on the sand. If you’re with family, pack a frisbee or a beach ball for some group fun.
Consider packing a beach umbrella or a pop-up tent. It’ll provide some much-needed shade during peak sun hours and a spot for younger ones to nap.
Toiletries and First Aid
A small first-aid kit, lip balm, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer can be lifesavers. Also, consider packing a gentle after-sun lotion to soothe any skin irritation.
Preparation is the key to a relaxing and memorable beach holiday. Once you’ve ticked off this checklist, all that’s left is to soak up the sun and sea. And for those still in search of the perfect “beach towel near me”, browse our selection of beach towels online at Bunty. Make your December beach outing picture-perfect. Happy holidays, South Africa!