Beachgoers come to the Atlantis Lodge for a number of reasons: unwind, enjoy an active vacation filled with Crystal Coast activities, bond with family, escape reality. The reasons are endless. However, the common thread linking all Atlantis Lodge guests is the desire to escape reality and enjoy the sunshine. Whatever your reason for joining us, you’re going to need a few beach essentials so we’ve compiled a list of must-have items to help you unwind and get settled in as quickly as possible:
Beach Bag: A big beach bag to tote your beach necessities for the the day is a must! An added bonus is if your bag is easy to clean off, allowing you to dust off the sand at the end of the day! Also, consider bringing some Ziplock bags to keep your phone and other essentials dry and sand-free!
Sunscreen: This should be at the top of your priority list and kept in your trusty beach bag at all times! Sunscreen is NEEDED, for adults and children alike, regardless of whether you’re hitting the beach for an hour or all day. Planning to be under the umbrella? You still need that protection! Broad spectrum sunscreen is your best bet because it covers UVA and UVB rays from harming your skin. When and how much? According to the AAD, you should apply sunscreen to dry skin 30 minutes prior to going outside and every two hours following.
Towel: A big beach towel is perfect for a long day on the beach! While it can be used to cover your lounge chair, it’s also a great option should you want to venture out from under your yellow umbrella and lie on the sand. Not to mention, it’s a must-have for kids and pets!
Flip-flops: The sand can get hot, hot, hot! Be sure to wear flip-flops when walking to and from the beach, and to and from the pool, to avoid burning the bottom of your feet and putting a damper on the rest of your vacation.
Snacks: Don’t forget something to eat! Good, refreshing things to bring are fruit and little crackers. You can also pack a small cooler to keep things nice and cool while you’re lounging and the kids are playing.
Sunglasses: You’re probably thinking this is an obvious need; however, many people forget their sunglasses when heading to the beach! Your sunglasses, while a stylish accessory, are crucial to protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Protect your eyes and you’ll be able to see the beauty of the Crystal Coast for year’s to come.
Water: This is the absolute MOST important thing to bring to the beach. You always want to stay hydrated when on the beach or doing any kind of outdoor activity. Don’t forget about your furry friend either. Here at the pet-friendly Atlantis Lodge, we want you and your fur baby to stay healthy and hydrated while enjoying a memorable beach day!
A good book: There’s nothing like reading a good book on the beach while hearing the waves crash on the shore. Maybe a romance novel, or even something funny! This is your time to relax, escape reality for a while and enjoy vacation!
Atlantis Lodge is a family-owned and pet-friendly boutique hotel nestled along the Crystal Coast in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Hosting guests since 1963, the Atlantis Lodge is conveniently located just minutes from Morehead City and historic Beaufort offering guests a relaxing oasis where each room faces the ocean and the beach is just steps away from your room.