The beach is a very popular spot in the summertime, especially in California. With beaches like Malibu and Zuma so close to the Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks area, there’s no reason not to go. Planning for the beach often seems very stressful, but here are a few ways to make it much easier. First, it’s a good idea to make a checklist of what you’ll need to bring, that way you won’t forget anything important. You may also want to head to bed early the night before, so you’ll be alert and ready in the morning. Leave at a time when you won’t be stuck in tedious traffic!
Beware of the one thing you really can’t avoid…the sun! Make sure to bring an umbrella to sit under and of course, sunscreen! It’s very important to apply sunscreen at the beach because the sun’s rays are very strong and can easily damage your skin. Be sure to use a brand with a high enough SPF, and reapply when necessary! You should also drink plenty of water at the beach, if you don’t you might easily get dehydrated. It’s also possible to get injured on your beach trip, so just to play it safe bring a first aid kit along with you. If you have small children it’s a good idea to bring flotation devices for the ocean. Lastly, have lots of fun! The beach has plenty of great things to do for people of all ages! Enjoy!