Five Summer Essentials For Hitting The Beach

Five Summer Essentials For Hitting The Beach

When the temperature starts to rise as the cold winds of winter slowly dissipate, planning a getaway to the beach during summer is the ultimate escape from the heat. Picture this: a bright sun in a blue sky, the feel of warm sand between your fingers and toes, and a refreshing dive into the waves as you plunge underwater when the temperature rises. Lazing away during long summer days at the beach is a distinctly Australian way of spending the warmer months.

This almost traditional beach experience is even better when you're equipped with the right beach gear and accessories to make everything more comfortable for you and your family. Whether it is keeping your drinks and food cold during the day, providing shade from the harsh Aussie sun, making sure you always have a comfy place to sit or more, here are our top picks for the five beach essentials that will help you get the most out of your day in the sun.

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  1. Beach Shelters
  2. Coolers
  3. Beach Chairs
  4. Gazebos
  5. Water Bottles

1: Beach Shelters

We all know the risks associated with prolonged sun exposure. Investing in a beach shelter is a great way to not only stay sun-smart but also to keep cool and comfortable, with that little extra privacy. Whether you go for a shade or shelter, look for designs that not only suit you and your family's beach lifestyle but are easy to set up and take down, and neatly pack away for space-saving storage when transporting in the car or when stowed away over winter. Some shelters feature convenient 'possession' pockets for storing valuables when you're out enjoying the surf, and mesh zipper windows for even better ventilation when you want to take advantage of a refreshing seaside breeze. Sand pockets ensure that your shelter stays weighted down, without having to drag weighting mechanisms along with you, and the polyester 50+ UPF rating provides excellent protection for you and the family against the sun's harmful rays. Consider a beach shelter that little bit of indoor protection for your outdoor lifestyle. To make sure you choose the best one for your needs, read our helpful Beach Shelter Buying Guide.

2: Coolers

Staying properly hydrated is an important part of enjoying a day at the beach, especially on hot days. Portable coolers keep your drinks cool and guarantee your sandwiches, salads, fruit and other nibbles stay fresh no matter what the conditions. Utilising modern technology and clever design principles, you can choose from a range of chillers that feature a host of innovations: leak-proof lining, anti-microbial protection, zipper compartments for keeping valuables away from prying eyes, shoulder straps and wheels to take the load, and high-performance polyurethane foam insulation capable of maintaining ice for up to three days. There are also handy accessories such as ice packs and chill bricks too, so make sure to check out our Cooler & Ice Box Buying Guide for everything you need to consider to choose the best one for your exact needs. From portable soft-shell chillers for one or two people through to iconic Dune 4WD coolers and 80-plus litre iceboxes for the entire crew, the sturdy construction, easy storage and portability of these coolers make them an essential part of your day at the beach.

Dune 4WD Heavy Duty Iceboxes

3: Beach Chairs

Sitting and playing on the sand is one of the great sensory experiences of a day at the beach - but quickly becomes considerably less enjoyable if the sand ends up going where it shouldn't be! Your beach experience will be noticeably improved if you have a purpose-designed, durable beach chair to nestle your rear end, and choosing the best camping chair for you is easy at Anaconda. The Anaconda range of beach chairs and loungers features UV protection and padding for additional posture support and are constructed from high-quality polyester and solid steel. As well as being practical and comfortable, beach chairs fold away neatly, making them easy to carry and easy to store when not in use. Take it from us: beach chairs are another great beach essential and a perfect way to soak up the sun in comfort. They are so comfy that you won't want to go home!

Sport-Brella Premiere Blue 8 Feet Sun Shelter & Grey 9 Feet Sun Shelter

4: Gazebos

Like beach shelters, sun shades and gazebos are another great pick for beach day essentials when it comes to protecting you from prolonged exposure to the harsh summer sun, and even UVB rays in overcast conditions while giving you and your family or group of friends some privacy. 4WD and caravan awnings are also great for shade if you're a fan of beachside camping or caravanning. Easy set-up and take-down are features of many popular gazebos. Utilising the latest technologies and materials, most gazebos and awnings fold way for convenient storage and are very easy to maintain. For more helpful information, check out our Gazebo & Awning Buying Guide for everything you need to know.

CoolCabana 5 Beige Stripe Beach Shade Stripe

5: Water Bottles

When it comes to essential beach gear, you can't forget to bring a trusty water bottle! Water bottles are made from safe and durable materials such as stainless steel, BPA-free plastic or glass. Stainless-steel water bottles are known for their durability and ability to keep drinks cold, while glass bottles provide a cleaner taste but are more fragile. If you want to keep your beverages cold on a hot day at the beach, an insulated water bottle has you covered. They are designed with double walls with a vacuum layer that helps maintain the temperature of your drink for hours. To find the right water bottle for you, check out our Hydration Buying Guide and remember to fill your water bottle with enough water throughout the day to stay refreshed and energised during your time at the beach.

CamelBak Thermos Tumbler
Brumate Rehydration 740ml Water Bottle

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Make sure your day out at the beach goes according to plan with these awesome beach essentials you shouldn't leave without. Before you head out though, make sure you check out our Adventure Centre for more helpful tips and exciting destinations that you can visit with your friends, family and loved ones. If you liked these five beach essentials, then you might also like some of our other articles for tips and fun destinations such as:

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