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What to Pack for Your 30A Beach Trip

Are you ready for your beach vacation? Summer vacation is about to begin and many families will be heading to their favorite beach. The beaches of the Emerald Coast are some of the best in the country so we expect to see a lot of visitors. If you are heading to the beach this summer, here are a few essentials you don’t want to forget.

Sunscreen is the most important thing you’ll need at the beach. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. When you’ll be spending the day at the beach, go for the water-resistant sunscreen and apply often. Set up an umbrella for some shade during the hottest part of the day and cool off.

You’ll be sure to make wonderful memories that you won’t want to forget. Pack cameras, batteries, and chargers so you can get some good footage of your beach getaway. You can also invest in some waterproof cases for your phone or camera which you’ll want to have when you spot dolphins, sea turtles, or colorful fish in the water.

One of the best things about our beaches is the sugar white sand. It’s soft and bright and people love digging their toes in. When the sun is shining down on the sand, it can be blinding. You don’t want to forget your sunglasses. Pack your favorite pair and wear them at the beach for the best beach day.

With the stunning scenery of the Gulf Coast, it’s the perfect place for family photos. If you only pack swimsuits, you might have to go shopping for something appropriate. Pack a couple of comfortable outfits that you would like to wear in a family photo shoot and you’re ready to go! Light colors are the best for beach pictures.

When everyone is playing in the water and you just want to relax in your beach chair, it’s a great time for a good book. Looking for some suggestions? has a list of the best books so far this year. Pick one from the list and get lost in a great story. Many libraries offer free PDF versions of books so check yours out if you don’t have time to pick up a written copy. 

You’re all set for the beach! Now, you just need the perfect 30A vacation rental. Choose a luxury home by the beach, close to shopping, close to restaurants, or all of the above! Garrett Realty Services, Inc. can provide a home for the whole crew with plenty of space and everything you need for the best getaway yet.

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019