If you have big travel plans this Summer but only have time for a one day beach trip, you might be wondering how to make the best of your time while you’re there. There are tons of things to do on a beach trip but squeezing them all in can be a challenge on beach day! These tips will help you plan a great one day beach trip for you and the rest of your vacation group!
1. Make a general plan.
You don’t have to schedule things down to the minute, but having a general idea of all the things you want to do written down is a great idea. If you have a large group of people that all want to do different things, write down the most important thing for each person and go from there. It’s all about compromise in this case and finding the things that are most important to you for your one day beach trip!
2. Plan for food.
If you want to check out some of the local scene and find a restaurant nearby, do your research before you get there. Searching the internet is a great way to find reviews of restaurants to see which ones to avoid and which ones grab your interest! If you decide to make your own food, plan which grocery store you’ll stop at and decide on meals for the day that you can easily take on your one day beach trip. Don’t forget the crock-pot!
3. Set a budget.
If you plan to hit up some local shopping, set a budget for yourself! That way when you’re looking at all the local goodies, you know to save your money for the things you really want. You can find lots of cool stuff near beaches as far as shopping!
4. Don’t forget to pack a great beach bag!
There are lots of essentials for a great beach bag, but make sure not to forget the very basics: towels, sunscreen, flip flops (the sand can get really hot!), a change of clothes if you wish, and water to drink! It can be easy to forget any of these, especially drinking water, but staying hydrated in the heat is important!
5. Don’t sweat it!
As long as you’re getting to do some of the things you wanted, don’t sweat it if you can’t make time for some of the other stuff you were hoping to do. Relax and enjoy yourself and go with the flow if the plan doesn’t come together like you were hoping! At the end of the day, a one day beach trip is hard to plan and just try to squeeze in as much as you can!
Do you have any one day beach trips planned this year? Where are you visiting?