Summer is already well on its way. With school being out for a few months, getting your life back on track by going to the beach would certainly do you – and your family – some good. Apart from taking a much-needed beach trip with the whole family, you’ll be happy to know that the roads will be less congested, allowing you to get to your destination without any hitch.

If you have been wanting an easy weekend getaway with your friends or family, going to Subic Bay is one of the best decisions you will ever make. For one, it’s only a few hours away from the metro. Even better, its proximity to the city allows you to go back again and again to visit coasts you have come to love.

Prior to embarking on your trip, preparing your beach bag essentials is one thing you should never forget. This way, when you go to the shore, you won’t have to worry about everything you need since you have it all with you. First time going on a trip? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of everything you need to have on hand:

  • Sunblock

The Philippines is a tropical country. The sun can be pretty strong all year round, especially during the summer. To arm you against harmful UV rays and the excruciating sunburn, make sure to slather on sunscreen that contains high SPF. If you plan on spending hours under the sun whilst wading in beaches in Subic, don’t forget to reapply your sunblock every two hours.

  • Lip Balm with SPF

Your lips are also prone to dryness and peeling, particularly when exposed to the sun, sand, and the sea. To keep your pucker moist and hydrated all day long, swipe on some lip balm with SPF. If you want to get that no-makeup look, pick a tinted lip balm as your weapon of choice.

  • Beach Towel

Whilst some hotels and resorts around Subic Bay have their own beach towels for guests and travellers to use, bringing your cute towel is also a great idea. This versatile piece is more than just an accessory – you can use it when you want to sit near the shore, to dry yourself off after a swim, or simply as a coverup when you are lounging by the beach.

  • Waterproof Speaker

Admit it, nothing sets the mood better than having your summer playlist with you. If you decide to have a party with your loved ones, you’ll be glad to know that a waterproof speaker is here for your rescue. With this in your arsenal, you can say goodbye to accidentally destroying your beloved speaker.

  • Beach Bag

To help you carry all of your things, having a beach bag is your best bet. After all, aside from these necessities, you will surely throw in an extra set of clothes, snacks, water, and maybe even a good read. A canvas tote or a see-through plastic material works great in helping keep sand off your belonging.

What are you waiting for? Prepare these beach essentials now and you can enjoy your upcoming Subic Bay beach trip without any worries.