Beach Tips for your Myrtle Beach Vacation
Whether you come to Myrtle Beach every year or you are bringing your family for their first-ever beach vacation, we have compiled a list of useful tips for making your Myrtle Beach vacation that much more enjoyable. If you do a little planning ahead, these tips can help your vacation go more smoothly.
Aloe Vera: Put this in the fridge when you arrive at you hotel. Cold aloe feels much better on a sunburn than warm aloe!
Ziploc Bags: These come in handy for putting your cell phone in to keep it dry at the beach. It also comes in handy for storing money in case you want to buy a frozen treat while at the beach.
Family Portraits: If you want your family portrait taken on the beach, it is best to bring matching outfits. A lot of families choose white linen shirts or solid colored polo shirts paired with khakis. Talk to your photographer for outfit ideas before you leave for the beach so you can be prepared.
Child’s Information: It’s always a good idea to carry updated information on your children in case something may happen to them. This should include a recent photograph, name, age, height, weight, scars and any other notable features.
Dryer Sheets: Dryer sheets looped on your belt loop can help keep some bugs away if you are out at night.
Baby powder: Baby powder can help take the sand off if it sticks to you.
Grocery bag: Bring an extra empty grocery bag for fast and easy clean-up while at the beach. Just toss your empty cans and wrappers into the bag and put the entire bag in the trash when you leave the beach.
Extra towels: If you plan to go for a swim right before you leave to go home, you might want to bring extra towels along to sit on in the car to keep the seats dry.
Single-serve snacks: Single-serve snacks, whether purchased separately or disbursed by you into smaller baggies, can help keep sandy hands out of the communal chip bag.
Ice: When putting ice in your cooler, separate some into a Ziploc bag. That way you can add them to your drinks and the cubes won’t get dirtied up with sand. And, if you have an ice-maker in your freezer in your suite, then you can make extra ice to stock up on for the days you go to the beach.
Water: If you want to save money, fill up water bottles before you hit the beach and buy individual powdered drink mixes. That way everyone can have their own flavor and you don’t have to buy juice boxes.
Kids Cooler and Adult Cooler: Pack a kids cooler with their drinks in it and keep yours in a separate adult cooler.
One-piece bathing suit: One-piece bathing suits are great if you plan to boogie board. Otherwise, you might want to invest in a rash guard.
Wondering what your packing check-list should include? We’ve compiled a list for that too.
If you have any other great tips, tweet them to us @VacationMB with hashtag #beachtips.