Be prepared: Tips to follow before going on the beach | Gold Coast | Breakers North

Be prepared: Tips to follow before going on the beach

A trip to the beach can be a lots of fun and a gateway for relaxation. But before hitting the beach, you must thoroughly plan for the trip. For example- if you forget to pack the sunscreen, the trip can turn into a pain. So to prepare you for a hassle-free trip, here are a few tips for you to follow before going on the beach.

  1. Bring an extra change of cloth so that on your way back home you won’t be all wet and sandy.
  2. Put your phone in a ziplock bag to protect it from the sand and water. Don’t worry, you can still use your phone through the plastic.
  3. Bring sunscreen- but know the difference between the two common types of sunscreen to know what works for you. Chemical based sunscreen acts like a sponge absorbing the sunrays thus giving more UVA protection and physical sunscreen acts like a shield reflecting the sunrays- it’s better for you to choose if you have sensitive skin.
  4. Don’t forget to bring a sunglass. Your eyes are sensitive in the sun; a lot of people doesn’t realise it. Unfiltered UV causes damage to the retina over time, so don’t forget to check for the health/safety information when purchasing sunglass.
  5. Bring along apple cider vinegar spray for instant relief if you get a little too much sun.
  6. Make sure to bring baby powder, it takes off sand faster than anything else.
  7. Make aloe Vera ice cubes before you leave. Even if you don’t get a sunburn, your skin still need to cool down after being outside all day.

By preparing for the beach trip in advance give you the opportunity to enjoy to the fullest without being worried.

What to pack for a Gold Coast holiday | Gold Coast | Breakers North

What to pack for a Gold Coast holiday?

If you are planning for a holiday on the Gold Coast, deciding where to stay is the first thing to do. Then comes the packing part and preparing for the exciting trip. Well, the whole process of packing and preparing can be a bit overwhelming, and to help you out, we made a list of what to bring and how to prepare for a fun and pleasant holiday experience on the Gold Coast.

List of things to pack for your Gold Coast holiday

Clothing: Depending of on the weather and your preference, pack your clothes, whilst remembering to bring only the essentials. Take: –

  1. T-shirts, short / long sleeved shirts / polo shirt
  2. Underwear for each day
  3. 2 pairs of pants / shorts / skirts
  4. Summer hat
  5. Swim wear
  6. Thongs / sandals / comfy shoes
  7. A cardigan or jacket, the nights can still get a little cool.

Choose clothes that are thin and light in order to save more room for your other items.

Important Items: We’ve listed a few items below that should be on your very important to pack list.

  1. Emergency cash, ATM and credit cards
  2. First-aid medical kit
  3. Glasses, sun glasses and contact lenses
  4. Toiletries
  5. Important documents such as passport, insurance, flight details, etc.

Electronic items:

Electronic gadgets should be kept inside your hand luggage in order to avoid them from getting crushed in other baggage. For a holiday trip, electronic gadgets that you might need are:

  1. Cameras and batteries
  2. Mobile phones
  3. Chargers and plug adaptors if needed
  4. iPods / mp3 players

Secure your packed belongings in a good quality backpack and make sure your mini padlocks are all in place. If you don’t want to carry your backpack everywhere, bring a small bag for those day trips.

Packing your items in an organised way is the best way to avoid forgetting anything essential and ensuring your outfits are nice and tidy when you arrive at your destination. A checklist is a great way to ensure you don’t forget anything.