I am travelling to Goa this October. This is my first time to any beach and I am not sure what should I keep in my bag and back pack to be ready for nice beach experience. My friends told me few suggestions:

  1. Beach blanket
  2. Slippers which doesn't comes out easily (Image below)

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Is there any other advice related to beach travel? I am also expecting rain/showers during my travel.

Accessories/things I've and I use to carry while travelling: (May assist you while advising me)

  • Nikkon 3300 DLSR (IPX1 level protection against water)
  • OnePlus One SmartPhone (Which doesn't seems to be water resistant or water proof)
  • Dell laptop (Not at all water proof)
  • leather purse (hard cash, credit/debit cards and govt. id proof)

I would appreciate if you can share any advice regarding Goa also.

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    Those are possibly the ugliest slippers I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. – MastaBaba Sep 17 '15 at 13:48
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    @MastaBaba I felt the same, but I just got it from somewhere. :) – Zerotoinfinity Sep 18 '15 at 12:05
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    I strongly recommend leaving your laptop at home. In fact unless you could organise your group to keep all your belongings under surveillance all time, I wouldn't recommend taking any expensive piece of equipment to the beach. – Pere Jan 25 '19 at 13:24

There are zillions of items that you can take with you for a nice beach experience. If you are expecting rains then you must take a beach umbrella or a simpler one with you; to keep your phone and other small stuff from getting water and/or moisture keep them in a zip lock sandwich bag.

You can also use this checklist:

  • Beach bag

  • Glasses and/or contact lenses, if necessary (bring an extra pair, too)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun hat

  • Swimsuit

  • Alarm clock

  • Batteries for small electronics and cameras

  • Beach chairs (if possible)

  • Chargers for your cell phone, camera, video camera, and laptop

  • Goggles

  • Hair dryer

  • Antibacterial wipes

  • Comb and brush

  • Deodorant

  • Aid kit, including gas relief tablets, antacid, antidiarrheal medicine, antihistamine for allergies, bandages, candied ginger for motion sickness, mild laxative, non-aspirin pain reliever, thermometer in a hard case

  • Insect repellent

  • Pack at least one all-purpose sunscreen with SPF 15

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Books

  • Snacks, such as chewy granola bars, dried fruit, mini bagels, nuts, and pretzels

  • Money (cash, ATM cards, traveler’s checks)

  • Travel pillow and blanket

  • Maps and directions

  • randmcnally is quite American. – gerrit Sep 17 '15 at 11:16
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    @Arrowfar Thanks for the list. A lot of items though :) – Zerotoinfinity Sep 18 '15 at 12:06

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