Winter is in full swing. It’s time to hit the slopes, bust out the ice skates and have some good old fashioned fun in the cold weather. Embrace it while it lasts, because it won’t be long before you’re slapping on your swimsuit, stringing up the hammock and catching some sweet rays.
The winter solstice has come and gone. Days are getting longer and before you know it, summer will be here. Now is the perfect time to stock up on goods in preparation for the warm weather.
Here are few items that you should own to ensure fun in the sun all summer long.
Keep your drinks cold while the weather’s hot. A cooler is an essential item to bring to the beach. Beer, soda, water – there’s nothing more refreshing than a tasty cold beverage while you lounge in the heat. A cooler with large, balloon-like tires will also make your hike to the shoreline a lot less strenuous– a very important factor, especially when it’s hot out.
Not the most exciting option on this list, but a necessity nonetheless. Protecting your skin is a lifetime investment. Find the SPF level that’s right for you and lather up– you’ll be thankful you did; better to be safe than sorry.
An extremely popular summer item, washers are the perfect game to play on the beach. While a good game of volleyball can be fun, it isn’t always the most practical game to set up. Beach space is limited and it requires active participation. If you’re in a more relaxing mood and still want to be competitive, washers are the game for you. Children, parents and even seniors can enjoy a nice game of washers together.
The quintessential beach bed, hang this bad boy up between a couple of trees, hop on in and rock yourself to sleep. Easy to set up and even easier to take down, hammocks are a summer staple that will never go out of style. And why should they? They’re comfortable, inexpensive, and let’s be honest, they’re pretty darn cool. If you see an empty hammock, it’s too tempting to resist taking it for a swing. Pick up one of your own and be the envy of your friends.
Don’t wait until the last minute. Stock up now and look forward to a fun-filled summer with all the beach goods you need.
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