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Don’t Forget These Beach Essentials When Traveling the Ocean This Summer

Beach vacations are possibly the most fun a person can have! Plus, you can get to countless gorgeous beach destination with a convenient flight from your Harlingen international airport!

Make your beach vacation a breze by making sure you pack all of the essentials. Check out the list below to make sure you don’t leave anything out!

1. Sun Protection

Sunscreen is a great tool for keeping your skin safe, but there are more ways to protect yourself from the sun in addition to using sunscreen. Not only do you need to protect your skin, but your eyes and lips need protection as well:  

  • Chapstick
  • Beach umbrella
  • Large brimmed hats
  • Sunglasses
  • UV protection shirts

2. First Aid Kit

Hopefully, you never have to use a first aid kit, but having a prepared kit can help alleviate stress when an accident happens. Beach essential first aid items include the following:

  • Antiseptic ointment 
  • Burn cream
  • Instant ice packs
  • Tweezers
  • Waterproof bandaids

3. Extra Bags and Clothes

Depending on how late you plan to stay on the beach, you may want to bring a sweater in case it starts to get chilly out. You may also want a dry change of clothes for the ride back to the hotel. Bringing extra bags can help you keep your wet clothes separated from your dry things.

4. Beach Toys 

Kids are not the only ones who can have fun with beach toys! Adults and kids have loads of options when it comes to havingin fun in the sun and sand!.

  • Beach ball
  • Frisbee
  • Goggles
  • Kites
  • Sandcastle kit

5. Entertainment

During your beach day, you may want something to do other than play in the water or listen to the waves, and beach toys are not your only option. You could bring a Bluetooth speaker to listen to your favorite music or bring a book to read. Bring a shovel to hunt for clams or shells, but don’t forget a jar or baggie to keep your sandy treasures in!

6. Waterproof Protection

Don’t forget to protect your phone and keys from sand and water. You don’t want to add frustration to your trip because your phone or keys were ruined! Pick up a waterproof pouch that will let you still use your phone while keeping it safe. 

7. Food and Drinks

No one wants to be grouchy on the beach because they forgot to bring something to eat or drink. Packing everything up only to end up needing to come back 15 minutes later with food isn’t fun either. Save time and money by packing a cooler with plenty of snacks and cold drinks.

  • Bottled water
  • Lemonade
  • Popsicles
  • Sandwiches
  • Seasonal Fruit 

8. Small Bills

Some beaches are located within designated parks that charge a parking fee or offer food through vendors or trucks. Although most places have credit card services, some do not, and others may offer discounts for using cash. Keep small bills with you so you don’t miss out on a parking spot or delicious food.

Fly Away to the Beach With Valley International Airport!

Now that you have everything ready for your trip, it’s time to hop on that flight to Texas!

Flying with Valley International Airport has never been easier with countless airline and flight options available. Start your dream vacation today by booking a flight to the great sandy beaches of the South!

Ready to have a relaxing beach vacation? Let VIA take you there by booking a flight with us today!

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