I spent this past weekend at Sunrise beach resort in Kigamboni. This was my third time staying there and it is the ideal getaway spot from the busy city life of Dar. I will share more on my stay with all the details on the next blog post but for today here are some of my beach day essentials.
Things you need to consider before planning for a day at the beach:
1. Check the weather
It had been raining in Dar the past week and I had to check the weather forecast before planning for a weekend at the beach. You don’t want to be stuck at the beach while it pours.
2. Check the tide
Whichever activity you plan for weather it’s just a swim, some water sports, etc you definitely need to check the tide table so you know what time the water comes in and you are able to do it.
The other day it was 32℃ and I though it got to be more than the usual 32°C it normally goes up to in Dar. Under all that sun you definitely need to protect your skin from the UV rays. Best if you can get a water proof one or remember to re apply.
2. Cover up
I use my mom’s old khangas as beach wraps. Not only are wraps necessary but they also look good on you. 😉
One, two or ten I carried three. Even if I didn’t love the water I’d still hang by the beach in a swimsuit.
4. A pair of sunglasses
6. Face mist
And here are some of the necessities I had forgotten to carry with me:
7. Beach bag
8. A wide hat
What are some of your beach day essentials? Please share yours on the comment section below. I might just up my beach day game. 😜