Beach day essentials.

Beach day essentials.

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.

I said Beach but here is a beautiful picture of me by the pool at the resort shot by Jackie of

         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.

sunscreen beach essentials

My essentials:

1. Sunscreen

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. 😉

3. Swimsuit

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

5. flipflops

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. 😜



  1. March 8, 2017 / 1:11 am

    In addition to your list, I usually bring a book with me just in case.

  2. Diana
    March 8, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Lots of fluids…water or maji ya madafu or glucose water and a good book

  3. Elsa
    March 9, 2017 / 8:47 am

    Always I bring a book, sometime I don’t even touch lol. Every time i want to read i find some umbea distract or I will fall sleep.

  4. March 12, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    BOOKS! Love how ya’ll said a book. I used to bring a book but rarely read unless I am there for at least a 4 days stay then I find time for a book but only a day I hardly get time for the book. Like how I knew I wasn’t going to read this weekend so I didn’t bring any.

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