Tips for Packing for Your Panama City Beach vacation
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Tips for a Perfect Day at the Beach

Whether it’s a short trip or you’re planning on spending the whole day at the beach, these tips and tricks are sure to make sure you have the best beach day possible!

Beachfront Vacation Rentals 

Throw all your cares away and vacation in one of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals. One of the best reasons to book a vacation home is that it comes with all the luxuries of home: a full-size kitchen with all the bells and whistles, a washer and dryer, and so much more. Not to mention, being so close to the beach can make your beach day that much easier and more relaxing.

Find Some Shade

If there’s no shade, it’s worth getting a beach umbrella or even a beach pop-up tent. Most beach tents have a mesh window, allowing you to enjoy the breeze while getting a much-needed break from the sun.

Don't Skip the Sunscreen

Whether you’re a Florida native or not, there’s nothing like a bad sunburn to ruin the next few days of a vacation. When shopping for sunscreen, try to find a broad spectrum, UVA/UVB protection that’s water-resistant. Your skin will thank you later!

Bring More Towels and Blankets 

Yes, more towels. One per person may seem like enough, but sand and water have a way of getting to everything. Using an old bed sheet or comforter to spread out on the sand first has also been a lifesaver when an afternoon shower rolls in, just grab all four corners, throw it over your shoulder, and you’re good to go!

Protect Your Valuables

There's nothing worse than losing your keys in the water or your phone to the sand. If you don’t have a waterproof phone or phone case, just grab a sandwich bag. Your screen will still work through the bag and you won’t have to worry about water or sand getting into every nook and cranny of your phone! For your keys, it's worth grabbing a flotation keychain just in case!

Pack a Cooler Like a Pro

A hard-shell cooler works best, any cooler will do. Freeze any water bottles, fruit, or juice boxes overnight and let them cool the rest of your food and thaw in the sun. You could also fill sandwich bags with water and freeze them overnight, creating inexpensive DIY ice packs! Throw all your drinks, fruits, and veggies on top, then add a layer of a towel or paper towels before adding your sandwiches. This will ensure no moisture gets through.

Bring a Mesh Bag

Stash any plastic shovels, buckets, toys, and more in a laundry-style mesh bag. Just give it a few shakes at the end of the day, and the sand will fall out. You’ll thank us later! 

Bring Baby Powder

This may seem like a strange one, but long-time beachgoers all agree this best beach hack yet! There’s nothing worse than being wet and not being able to get the sand off your hands so you can take a bit of your sandwich. Just rub some baby powder on your hands, it takes the moisture off your skin and hair, making it easier for sand to fall off. 

Stay with Us

Whether you enjoy relaxing or being busy and taking in the sights, you can’t go wrong in Panama City. If you like the beaches, why not book a Panama City Beach condo right on the beach? Emerald View Resorts has everything you need to make your beach vacation perfect.

Published on Saturday, April 10, 2021