We all love beaches. The golden and white sands, the pristine blue sea, the fun activities, the beach shacks and the ambience make us want to come again and again. There are many beach destinations near Mumbai and Pune. Along with it, if you wish to have a party filled beach trip, there is Goa as well. Kerala, Andamans and East Coast are the other beach destinations you can explore.
Getting out of your house and heading towards the beach may seem too tempting at first, but you need to follow some tips before you head off. Having proper preparation is essential if you want to have the best experience and avoid any mishaps such as sunburns and bad weather.
To make the most out of your beach trip, you need to have all the things right - the beach, the weather, the clothes and the hotels you will be staying at. Follow these travel tips to have a great beach vacation!
First Decide Your Beach Trip
One of the first things one should do is decide which type of beach trip you want to go to. There are various types of beaches - popular beaches, party beaches and quiet beaches. Only then you can choose which beach you want to go to.
If you are someone who loves to party and does not mind crowds, you can go to popular beaches flocked by vacationers. If you love peace and want to take a nice stroll on the sand without anyone disturbing you, you will need to go to relatively unknown beaches.
If you want to do water sports, surfing, scuba diving etc, you will need to do a little bit of research and look out for beaches that offer these activities.
Check How Much Time You Can Give
You need to check how much time you can give for your beach trip. If you want only the weekend to spare, you should go to weekend beach destinations such as Alibaug. You can explore the area properly within a short time and relax at the beach.
If you have 3 - 4 days of vacation, you can go to Goa and explore the beaches of North Goa, the various party scenes, attractions and the main city too! For longer holidays, you can include the beach trip in your overall itinerary and make the most out of it.
Follow All The Safety Instructions On The Beach
Diving into the sea waters can be tempting, and you have felt like ignoring the world while you do so. However, for your own safety, you will need to follow the safety guidelines if you want to have a fun, safe and sound beach trip.
If the waters are not safe to safe in, you should not do inside. Avoid swimming during the night and at high tide. Avoid going to secluded areas of the beach late at night. Don’t get alcohol and then go swimming in the sea immediately. A fun trip is a safe trip!
Always Wear Sun Protection
Many people, especially the best, love to sunbathe. However, you should wear proper sun protection when you go to the beach. Sunscreen will be your friend here. Use a sunscreen that has at least 30+ SPF protection.
Not doing so will cause you sunburn. You will also need to reapply frequently. It is one of the most ignored advice, however, not following it will ruin your health and well-being. Choose sunscreen brands which are effective and don’t have any harmful chemicals. Stay in the shade as much as possible and avoid stepping out if the sun is too strong.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
The sun can be really hot, and can also potentially dehydrate you. That’s why you need to keep drinking fluids such as water regularly. Avoid drinking too much alcohol if the sun is too hot, it can dehydrate you.
If you plan to drink alcohol, drink a lot of water along with it. It is always better if you drink in the evening or nighttime during the beach trip since the effect of the hot sun is diminished. Ignore this travel tip at your own peril.
Don’t Forget Your Eyes
The UV Rays from the sun can impact your eyes. Wear polaroid glasses that block most of the harmful rays. You should also apply some facial sunscreen around your eyes in order to protect the area around them.
Wear Good Quality Flip Flops
Flip flops are the go-to footwear for the beach. However, if you buy the cheap ones, you are at the risk of getting blisters between your toes when you walk on the beach. If you want the best experience when walking on the beach. Cheap footwear may tempt us, but nothing is cheap as far as footwear is concerned, we all have to pay a price in some or the other way.
Arrive Before The Crowd Comes
If you want the best experience, you need to try to reach the beach before the crowd started pouring in. For example, if you going to dinner on the beach famous for its lovely shacks, try to come before the shacks and restaurants start filling.
If you want to walk around the beach, come in the early morning or early evening. If the place is too crowded, you will not have a place to sit, or the space to walk around. If you are into parties, then some crowd can be good.
Don’t Forget To Entertain Yourself
Beach is the perfect place to sit, relax and listen to the waves. However, you can also entertain yourself and make the most out of your beach trip!. You can read a book and also enjoy listening to music on Spotify. If the beach is slightly isolated, you can bring your Bluetooth speakers as well.
Take Care Of Your Belongings
If you lose anything on the beach, rest assured that you will not be able to find it again. If the beach is huge and crowded, it makes the difficult task of finding your lost belongings an impossible task. So always ensure that you know where your belongings are when you venture to the beach.
With these travel tips for beach trips, you will surely have a great vacation. Read our blogs to know more about the various weekend getaway destinations and travel tips.