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3 Sep 2020
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While the temperatures might be dropping (ever so slightly, it is 30A after all), beach season is hardly over. Whatever season you find yourself on 30A’s beautiful shores, you’ll want to be prepared with everything you need for a great beach vacation in the Gulf – which is why we’ve compiled a list of must-have beach equipment for your next stay on 30A. 


  1. Sturdy Beach Chairs

Whether you prefer to sit, recline, or lay down completely – a beach chair is a must. If you’re looking for a one-time-use chair, several great local rental companies offer beach chairs for pickup or delivery from Rosemary Beach to Sandestin. However, if you’re the type of person looking to invest in a great beach chair to hold on to for years to come, we recommend the following options: 


Rio Beach Big Kahuna – 

The name says it all with this one. The king-size folding beach chair offers extra-wide seating along with a back and headrest for increased comfort. This beach chair can be purchased online through Amazon, or even at a local Walmart


Coleman Beach Ground Mat –

If you prefer to lay in the sand, this option is for you. Not only do you have the ability to lay back completely, but you can also position yourself in a nice sitting or reclined posture for whenever you’re grabbing a drink or just looking to lounge. One of the more affordable options, you can purchase this mat online at Amazon.


Mac Sports Beach Day Lounger –

This chair has everything you need to get to and from the beach each day easily built right in. Doubling as a wagon, this wheeled chair can hold all your beach gear before unfolding into a comfy day lounger. Grab yours online here.

  1. UV-Blocking Umbrella or Canopy

The Alabama sun can be brutal – but it doesn’t have to be on your skin. Investing in a good, sun-protecting umbrella can not only shield you from the sun’s harmful rays but can also help protect from an unexpected burn. If you’re looking to invest in a good umbrella, here are our top recommended brands:


BEACHBUB All-in-One Beach Umbrella System –

This ALA approved beach umbrella has everything you need to get set up for your day in the sun on Seagrove Beach. With a bag of tools and an easy sand-packing anchor, you can rest assured that your umbrella will stay in place. Snag yours for your next 30A beach trip here.


Tommy Bahama Beach Umbrella –

This 7-foot beach umbrella features a tilting mechanism that allows for all-around sun protection. Speaking of the sun – this umbrella has 50+ UPF defense – perfect for the Gulf’s rays. You can purchase yours here on Amazon.


  1. A Solid Cooler

Whether you’re packing some of your favorite local beers, or just keeping a couple of waters handy, a sturdy cooler is necessary. Stay prepared and grab one of the below:


All-Terrain Wheeled Coolers –

This wheeled cooler is perfect for everywhere you go – including that tough ride through the Grayton Beach sand. Holding up to 48 liters, you can pack everything you need for a full day of rest and relaxation. Get yours here.


Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless Fridge –

No more daily trips to the store to stock up on ice! This cooler uses state-of-the-art thermoelectric cooling technology to keep your snacks and beverages cool in the hot 30A sun. If that wasn’t enough, with a quick flip of the switch, your Koolatron becomes a food warmer. Get it here.


  1. Sand Free Tote Bag 

Oh, the dreaded sand in your bag that somehow makes its way onto everything you own. We’ve all been there. Here are some beach bags that will help stop that from happening in the future:


CGear Sand-Free Tote Bag –

Made from a patented double-layer mesh weave, this beach bag allows sand to sift right through the bottom – leaving less to clean up later. Its lightweight structure and inside pockets make for a great beach traveler! Grab yours here.


Aomais Mesh Bag –

It might not look like it, but this beach bag can fit a lot. With eight different pockets, it has enough stowaway room for your towels, snacks, beach toys, and more. Purchase yours from Amazon.

Get prepared for your next trip to 30A. Whether you’re soaking up the sun in Seagrove Beach, or taking a day trip to Rosemary Beach, having the right gear for your day in the sun is imperative.

Looking to plan your next trip to 30A? Check out our list of premier cottages. Have any questions about the booking process? Feel free to contact us.