It’s officially summer, and mother nature has wasted no time letting us know that.
This means you have one of two options: Stay be the AC and watch Netflix all day, or get out with your beach essentials and get a tan.
Since you’re reading this, we’ll assume you chose the second option.
Now that you know what you’re doing, you need to know how to get ready for it. Your beach fun can quickly fall apart if you make your way to the sands without the right equipment.
Luckily for you, we’ve taken care of all the planning issues (you’re welcome).
Ten Beach Essentials Every Man Needs
This is a pretty concise list of everything you’ll need on your trip to sandy paradise. Bring these, and you’re sure to have a good time.
If you go to the beach without a beach towel, you’ve already failed. But it’s okay, because you won’t be that guy.
Beach towels are arguably the most important thing you could bring on your sunny adventure, so don’t be afraid to get a little picky when you look for one.
There are three things you should keep an eye out for when you’re towel hunting: size, softness, and the ease of cleaning. That being said, there are tons of towels out there, and one of ’em is waiting with your name on it.
Music isn’t just a need; it’s a way of life. If you’re ever on the beach and feeling some musical vibes coming on, you should have a speaker.
The beach is the perfect place to throw up some of your greatest hits. It’s also a really good place to damage your electronics, so make sure to buy a speaker that’s durable and waterproof.
Most good quality speakers last for hours, so you’ll be able to jam to your beats well into the evening.
Just make sure that your tastes don’t annoy the beachgoer beside you.
Maybe you’re not much of a music guy. Maybe you’d rather not blast your music for the crowd and want to chill out with a good book instead.
Don’t worry boss; we’ve got you covered.
It all makes sense when you think about it. The beach is a calm and relaxing place, and books are calm and relaxing things to read. Whoever realized this was a genius.
That being said, books and sand don’t get along very well. To make up for that, you can buy an E-Reader instead.
There are a ton of E-Readers that you can choose from, each with their own individual perks. Take some time to find out which one suits you the best.
Do you take bomb landscape pictures? Is your selfie game strong? Why not show off your skills on the beach as well?
Sure, most people have camera phones that take pretty neat pictures, but when it comes down to real photography work, only the best will do.
Most higher-end cameras are waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, so you have nothing to worry about when it comes to protecting it.
Combine that with the hundreds of gigs of storage and all of the extra gizmos, and you’ll be taking pictures that bad boy wherever you go.
The beach had better be ready for you, bro.
After a day of chillaxing on the beach, you may feel the urge to go hang out on the boardwalk with your buds.
That’s cool and all, except you might want to make sure you don’t look like you just crawled out of a sand pit first.
Introducing action wipes (cue theme music).
These little guys pack a pretty impressive punch. unlike most generic wipes, action wipes do a much better job of wiping the sand and grime off of you – which is exactly what you need in the first place.
There are few things more important than sunscreen (except towels, of course.)
Sunscreen is important for anyone to use regardless of their skin tone, but it’s definitely important for those who have fair skin and can’t stand from under the shade without bursting into flames (okay, that’s a bit much, but still…).
A bottle of sunscreen is just what you need to enjoy a day out on the beach. They’re super cheap and easy to use, and most quality brands can guarantee a full day’s worth of protection against sun exposure.
As a bonus, you can have your lady friend apply it on you as well, and vice versa.
Take the hint, fellas.
When you’ve been soaking up the sun for a good couple hours, you’re going to be thirsty and maybe even a little hungry.
Thankfully, you were smart enough to bring a cooler with you to the beach.
A good cooler is a lifesaver when you need a crisp, clean beer or some fresh made-from-home sandwiches, so don’t forget to throw one of these in the trunk before you take off.
That is, unless you like the idea of soggy bread and drinks as hot as the sand you’re laying on.
We didn’t think so.
A Beach Bucket
Hey, who said you had to grow up? You never really wanted to adult anyway.
You can buy a beach bucket for all of one dollar, but there are definitely buckets for the more bougie individuals out there.
A beach bucket is a great way to have hours of fun with your kids, your niece, your nephew, or even by yourself.
Let’s just hope some random kid doesn’t kick it down like you used to do in the third grade.
Yes, they’re for dudes too.
Tote bags have quickly become all the rage, and it’s about time you joined in on the action.
These bags are great for carrying all of your smaller items while making a statement, and the best part is that they can be used for pretty much any activity, anywhere.
Pretty soon you’ll have one on you every time you step out of the house.
A Rad Pair of Shorts
Because who doesn’t love an amazing pair of shorts? People who aren’t cool, that’s who.
When it comes to establishing your dominance on the beach, only the best boardshorts will do to oust the competition.
Originally, boardshorts used to come in basic, one-toned colors. Now, there are so many styles to choose from it’s unreal.
Don’t know where to start? Why not check out these boardshorts and see what works for you? We’re pretty sure you’ll find something you like.
Feeling a Little Curious?
Now that we’ve helped you pack your beach essentials, your trip to the sand is a go.
Just don’t forget to let us tag along.
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