Hey! Since it’s almost summer time to normal people (summer all year round for us crazy homo sapiens), we are sharing with you what we normally pack for a beach trip.

To all certified full-blooded beach bums who would always prefer to go camping beside the beach, here’s our basic beach essentials, you may add as comment your beach essentials too! Would love to know your beach secrets as well

OUR BEACH ESSENTIALS

SUNSCREEN

Buy at least SPF 30 or higher and water resistant. (Though we care less about this) if you really wanna keep your porcelain skin color, apply generous amount of your preferred sunscreen 15 mins before sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or after swimming/excessive sweating to keep your skin protected from sun's UV rays

I'm still looking for a jellyfish protection sunscreen. Please help me.

swimwear

Two-piece, One-piece, rash guard, sports bra, board shorts, dry-fit clothes, doesn't matter. You can even go skinny-dipping. 🙂

shaDES / SUNGLASSES

Protect your eyes from sunlight. Best way to conceal your eye-bags and look cool just by wearing it.

Just make sure to buy the eyeglass that suits the shape of your face.

  • should buy rectangular glasses with colored frames.
  • should buy round glasses.
  • should buy wider bottom frames; one colored and light material.
  • bottom-heavy frame makes the lower part of your face appear wider and gives a more balanced appearance overall
  • choose a bold shape that compliments your style

GOGGLES

These are not only for swimming competition. They protect your eyes from irritation, red-eyed and itchy feels. If you wanna enjoy underwater, these would help you see a better and clearer vision. Recommended for those wearing prescription glasses. I actually have friends who wear graded contacts underneath the goggles, I'm not quite sure of its safety but they're still alive and kicking, if you must know.

action camera / waterproff

If you enjoy other water activities, this is so worth the price!!! It captures wide-angled photos and videos that are upload-ready even without enhancing the quality. No filter needed. And it is totally waterproof and shock-proof that you can toss and throw it along with your jump-shots and other crazy stunts. It is sooo tiny that can just fit in your pocket.

beach mat

If you wanna go sunbathing or just chill by the beach, you should have this. And if you wanna take your sunbathing to the next level, buy this mandala beach mat which is sand repellent. Great accessory when taking your souvenir photos.

optional

  •  for those who want to just chill and display your OOTD. You can use it picnic-style. Read a book. Doze off. Or as inflatable when swimming.

When buying your beach essentials, always look for comfort, durability and style.

Buy a soothing gel (what I’m using is aloe vera soothing gel from faceshop, Php187.00, 300ml) Apply it all over your body after sun exposure. Instant relief especially when you got really toasted, I experienced this in Kalanggaman Island. Click HERE for our complete travel guide.

For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt on her lips

– Jose Chaves