One of the best things about living on the coast in Australia? You’re almost always close to a beach (or ten). On the Gold Coast especially, we are ultra-spoiled with year-round beach weather, with plenty of places to take advantage of the sun, surf and scenic swimming conditions.
This year, it’s time to upgrade your gear and get ultra-prepared for beach adventures in 2019, from sun protection to picnic supplies and plenty more. Here’s what we recommend for the best beach accessories this year:
If you’ve ever experienced the unfortunate act of accidentally dumping all of your personal belongings upside down into a pile of wet sand, or getting stuck in an unexpected rainstorm and trying to shield your phone and personal belongings while running back to the car, you know the struggles that also come with cleaning it up, or even worse, dealing with the consequences of ruining pricey electronics.
This time around, we recommend a simple solution: your very own Drysak. Made in a variety of styles, sizes and colours, from small 5 litre bags to extra-large 20 litre options, this is the easiest way to ensure your belongings stay secure, dry and sand-free for your upcoming beach excursions.
Eco-Friendly Water & Wine Bottles
Whether you’re planning a rosé-filled afternoon on the beach with your girl friends or a family camping weekend tour along the coast, it is ultra-useful to come prepared with reusable drink bottles and cups.
Watermate’s Stainless Steel Drink Bottles hold up to 950ml of liquid and keep your drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours or piping hot for up to 12 hours. Additionally, our new Double-Walled Stainless Steel Wine Bottles and colour-coordinating Double-Walled Wine Tumblers make sipping your favourite adult beverage a day at the beach. BPA and phthalate-free, these will quickly become an essential of your beach essentials, as they keep your beverages chilled for up to 24 hours as well.
You may have prepped your belongings an drinking materials, but how about avoiding a towel, bathing suit, sarong – or body – covered in sand while you’re at it? Our stylish Pineapple Beach Throw comes complete with sand pegs and a matching carry bag, making it easy to carry and convenient for keeping stored in the back seat or boot of your car.
Not this year, pesky flies! Protect your valuable beach BBQ ingredients and picnic essentials with one of our affordable, easy-to-use, lightweight Buzz Off Food Covers. Weighted on each corner to ensure it won’t fly away during a particularly windy arvo on the beach, make 2019 the year you make insects work harder to get to your snacks.
Last but not least, don’t forget about your furry friends! Available in an array of attractive colours, our convenient Snap & Stay Dog Leash saves you much-needed time and attention when trying to prep your pet for a day at the beach. The powder-coated clasp is easily unclipped and re-locked, and designed to be ultra sturdy for even the most powerful of dogs.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the top beach essentials for 2019, and be sure to browse our online shop for the top outdoor essentials that may save the day on your next Goldie adventure.