The sound of waves crashing, a gentle breeze and the blazing summer sun are all we need to have a perfect day. That is until you’re stranded with a dead phone and a sunburn that leaves you red as a lobster. If you want to avoid any beach mishaps, then make sure to come prepared.
Once you’ve picked out your cutest summer bag, the next step is to fill it with some must haves before hitting the sand. Here is a list of beach bag essentials for your next trip.
Elevate your summer looks with some stylish new shades that you can wear on a day out or while lounging the poolside. Whether you’re into more classic styles or funky eyewear trends, make this season the time to update your collection. Local brands like Okhtein, Nile Eyewear and Amr Saad have all the shades you’ll need this year.
Sunscreen and Tanning oil
Some UV Protection is a must to keep you looking and feeling good after a long day under the sun. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher everyday is absolutely necessary to prevent damage from the sun. You can use brands like La Roche-Posay and Vichy for lightweight coverage that will block the sun’s UV rays. Nivea and Banana Boat also have wide lines of products for kids and adults.
If you’re looking to get that perfect golden tan, you can also rub on some tanning oil. Try out Banana Boat, Luna or Carrot Sun Cream.
Unlike your bath towels at home, beach towels should be able to withstand the heat, sand and some extra wear and tear. Microfibre towels are a great choice since they’re super absorbent and dry much faster than a fluffy towel. They’re usually available online or at stores like Decathlon.
Egyptian brand Art Mood also sells towels that double as beach mats with one side made of soft microfibre material and the other being sand-repellent, water-resistant and anti-slip.
It’s hard to trust your cell phone’s battery to last all day, and there’s usually no place to plug in a charger at the beach. Having a power bank with you will help give you some peace of mind all day. Now you’ll never miss the perfect shot for instagram thanks to a dead phone. Anker makes reliable products that you can trust.
It’s easy to work up a set with Egypt’s weather, so staying hydrated is important. If you don’t want to end up paying those ridiculous Sahel prices, then bring your own reusable water bottle. Not only will you save money, but they’ll keep your drinks colder for much longer than a typical water bottle. You can find some great aluminium flasks and bottles at sporting goods stores like Decathlon.
What’s a beach party without music? You can keep your friends entertained with a portable speaker to blast some of your favourite tunes. It’s a plus if your speaker is waterproof since it’s inevitably going to get wet throughout the day. JBL has some portable options that will fit right in your bag.