Disclaimer: This article was sponsored by Backcountry & ShopStyle, however all thoughts expressed are my own.
During the summertime, I need to get my regular dose of vitamin sea. Nowadays, I still love the beach, but it is also important to me to stay safe & socially distanced. Especially in this time, I believe that we need nature more than ever, to calm & ground us. Creating space to go out & enjoy nature doesn’t need to be an elaborate event. It can be as simple as lacing up for a run outside, gearing up for a hike, or grabbing a few items to head to the beach.
However you choose to enjoy the great outdoors, Backcountry can help you on your adventures & outdoor experiences. Because I’m partial to time spent by the ocean, I’ll be sharing a few of my tips for enjoying open spaces on the beach in a positive, safe & meaningful way!
Keep reading for tips to enjoy the beach safely
Consider less populated times
Before you even go to the beach, it is important to consider when are the less populated hours. Personally, I love waking up early to bike to the beach to catch the sunrise. It’s a perfect time for me to enjoy most of the beach to myself to meditate & journal, & then to take a dip in the ocean. If you aren’t a morning person, maybe go to the beach in the late afternoon. That way you can still socially distance & catch some sun rays without it being as hot as midday.
Do some research
If the beach nearest to you is busy most of the day, consider doing some research online to find a more low key spot. That way you can explore places that are new to you (& are local secrets)!
Always have your mask nearby
Though you are outside & heading to the beach during off-peak times, you still need to be prepared just in case there are a few other people that have the same idea as you.
Have sanitizer handy
I believe this one is pretty straightforward, as it protects you from germs, plus it’s also good hygiene.
Now with those basic precautions covered, you are ready to safely enjoy your mini-getaway to the beach! However, you don’t want to miss out on Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale & a chance to save up to 50% on top outdoor & lifestyle brands! Here are a few items I picked from the sale that I love bringing with me to the beach (& that you might want to take with you too)!
- A cute swimsuit: I’m loving the Alana Full Cut Bodysuit from Vitamin A! It’s such a chic & comfortable swimmie, plus I love the crisscross straps on the back.
- Create some shade with a hat: This Stetson Airway Hat is so necessary for a beach day. It has a wide brim to protect your face from the sun, & it has an adjustable chin strap just in case things get a bit windy!
- Accessorize with sunglasses: These iconic Ray-Ban Oval Double Sunglasses are eye-catching & have polarized lenses so you can see more clearly while protecting your eyes from the sun.
- Sandals for the hot sand: These Florida sandals from Birkenstock are officially my new favorite beach sandals. Comfy & cute enough to be worn on & off of the beach.
Shop my full look on ShopStyle & check out the Backcountry Semi-Annual Sale! Also, enjoy the Big Brands Sale from 8/23 – 8/25. Use code MIA15 for 15% off of full priced items on your first order at Backcountry.com (exclusions apply).