Heading to the beach?
Spending a day at the beach is easily one of the most favourite pastimes in Australia. Most of us remember days spent at the beach as children, with our families. And because we want to make the same memories with our kids, we eagerly make plans to take them to the beach to experience the same fun in the sun that we had when we were young.
However, much has changed since our youth. We now know more about how to stay safe at the beach – in and out of the water. Make your day memorable (for the right reasons) by being prepared.
Before you go
Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before leaving the house. Reapply every two hours. Don’t forget to reapply immediately after swimming and towelling off.
Fill your water bottles and pack your bag.
Pack your bags
Don’t pack unnecessary items or excessively. Its natural to think that packing more than enough means you’re being prepared. However, the last thing you want to do is lug too many things on your trip, especially if you have young children to attend to. Don’t be tempted to pack too much food, too many extra clothes, and all your kids’ favourite toys. Remember, the beach offers more than enough fun to keep them occupied. Here are some beach essentials:
- A change of clothes
- Snacks (it’s always good to have snack with a bit of freshness, like watermelon. But remember to keep it cool).
- Water bottles
- A bag for your rubbish
- A bag for damp bathers, towels and clothes.
Bring your own shade
Skip the giant beach umbrella and opt for a pop-up tent. They fold flat and come in a convenient zip-up case that is much easier to carry. Pop-up tents are also ideal for your young ones to nap in. Think of your pop-up tent as a sun shelter and a place where you keep belongings and food safe from the sand.
Make the right swimwear choices
Not all bathers are created equal. Choose ones that are sun smart. Sun smart swimwear are fabrics made with fibres that naturally absorb UV radiation. At Es Una, our rashies are made from UPF50+ fabric, protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. They are 'quick dry' so that they don't hug your body in ways that you don't want them to.
Garments in our sun smart collection provide coverage, protecting your skin from sunburn and skin damage. We even offer a Summer Snood that you can wear over bathers, wrapped around your shoulders as a snood, skirt or mini dress. If you are taking a baby to the beach and are breastfeeding, you can use it for modesty or sun shade for the two of you. +and your baby if your breastfeeding. Explore our collection.