Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

Headed to the sandy beaches of Holden Beach for a getaway or vacation? Nothing says vacation like spending the day at one of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches. Whether you are staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, having the right beach bag essentials will help make your vacation much better. Be sure to check your “beach bag” essential list before you leave for your trip to guarantee you’ll have a good time.

Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag


Having the right beach bag can make ALL the difference in the world. Sure, you can throw all your essentials into any bag, but did you know that all beach bags were not created equal. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or an even a large utility tote bag works perfect for a beach bag.

Beach Towel

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

Pack a towel for everyone in your family or group whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is.

Sunscreen

With the southern sun on Holden Beach, sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn.

Water Resistant Phone Pouch

Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you come on vacation and realize you don’t have one, a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag will do the same as the phone pouch. They will keep your phone protected from the elements at the beach and you can even use it while it’s in the bag or pouch.

Reading Material

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

One way that you can improve your tan and your mood is by bringing a book or magazine to the beach. We understand that bringing your children to the beach means less time to read a book, but maybe bring a few of their books too. This way when you are ready to read a little, have them come play in the sand near where you are or have them sit under the umbrella and read a little bit of their own book.

Hat & Sunglasses

Bringing both of these items can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun in the south is a lot warmer than it would be up north, and so we want to make sure you are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Be sure to pack one for each member of your family.

Water Bottle

When you are spending the day in the sun and at the beach, you will want to stay hydrated as well. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as a Yeti Cup or a S’well bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day. If you are staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, then you will be able to go back to refill the bottles.

Baby Powder

Beach Bag Essentials for Your Holden Beach Vacation

You may not have thought that this would be an essential, but it is whenever you go to the beach. Whether you are staying in an oceanfront vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too.

Leave-in Conditioner

Bringing some leave-in conditioner with you to the beach can not only help with your hair, but it will help with everyone’s hair. Whenever you are at the beach and you’ve been in the ocean, you may notice that you get those beach waves in your hair from the saltwater. But keeping a small bottle of leave-in conditioner in your beach back and applying to your hair, will help rehydrate your hair as well.

There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag for your next visit to Holden Beach, but these are the essentials we thought you should have with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay for your next getaway or vacation, then check out our Oceanfront vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next adventure to Holden Beach this year!

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

2019 will be here in just a few days and it’s time to plan your 2019 family vacation. The temperatures may be cold right now, but soon it will be perfect vacation weather. Take advantage of planning your next family vacation to Holden Beach early to get the most out of your vacation. It’s always nice to have your Holden Beach vacation planned early so you can enjoy it.

Budget Time

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

The first thing that you will want to get a handle on is your budget. Planning any vacation can take a lot of time, but if you know what you can afford it will help. With a little bit of budgeting and knowing when you would like to go can take a bit of financial stress away. To get things started, have a family meeting to see what the family would like to do on vacation. For example, if you’d like to do a few activities and dine out, add that to your budget. Purchasing gift certificates before you leave on vacation will help keep you on track. You will have a peace of mind knowing that you can relax while on vacation rather than stressing.

Vacation Rental

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

One of the many advantages of booking your next family vacation to Holden Beach now is the choices you have to choose from. With many different vacation rentals to choose from you will be able to find the perfect one. No matter what kind of rental you are searching for, we have the right location for you. Here are a few other advantages you have booking with us over a hotel:

  • Location – We are able to offer you more options in a home than a hotel can. Whether you’d like an oceanfront home, second row home, pet-friendly home, we have them for you. You won’t get the “standard” view as you would from a hotel room.
  • Kitchens – All of our vacation homes offer you the perfect kitchen for your vacation needs. From small kitchens to large kitchens, you will be able to prepare and cook your meals here for your family.
  • Size – When you vacation, we understand that size does matter for your family. We wouldn’t want you all to be in one room, so finding a home that can accommodate everyone is just what you will get.
  • Amenities – Many of our homes have pools, hot tubs, grills, and other fun things for you to do. Vacationing in a home much more pleasant than a hotel room and you still can enjoy the fun.

Plan Your Actitivies

Plan Your 2019 Family Vacation Today

Many families like to plan their activities out before they even book their vacations. Sometimes your plans can change if it rains, so always remember to make a backup plan. There are so many different activities that you and the family can enjoy while you vacation. From heading over to Magic Mountain to enjoying some mini golf, there is something for everyone. And you aren’t too far from Myrtle Beach so if you’d like to head to a few restaurants there you can. Being prepared for your vacation can help you and your family enjoy it a little more.

Now that you and your family have come up with a plan, it’s time to book your 2019 vacation. With the ease of booking your vacation online, we want to help make this vacation the best it can be. If you should need any help with booking your vacation, please contact one of our Vacation Specialists today at 800-842-6949. We hope that your family will be able to find the perfect Holden Beach vacation rental today for your next vacation!

How to Save Money on a Family Beach Vacation

A beach vacation whether for the family or just for spring break doesn’t have to cost a lot. There are some tips we’ll tell you about so that you and your family can have an affordable beach vacation without scrimping on the fun. At Brunswickland Realty we know all about vacations and saving money. Following are a few things you can do that will help you have the best and most budget-friendly beach vacation ever.

girl playing in sand

Planning Ahead

Take the time to plan ahead for your vacation and it will make a huge difference in how much you spend. By planning, you will be able to do most of the following steps without feeling pressured or stressed. Planning ahead of time also gives you the freedom to explore your options. When you start planning ahead you also allow time to plan your trip, set a budget, and save funds for your beach vacation.

Set a Budget

Frequent vacationers know that setting a budget helps you to fully enjoy your vacation without stressing about the cost. Be realistic and know what you can and can’t afford. A vacation shouldn’t break the bank or sink you into debt. By planning ahead you’ll be able to save your money for the vacation. You won’t be trying to scrape up cash or limit your activities because you waited too long to save what you need.

Choose a Vacation Rental

In most cases, renting a beach vacation home or condo is more affordable than a hotel or motel stay, especially if you’re traveling with family. What you gain in choosing a vacation rental over a hotel/motel room is better privacy, more space, more personalization, a kitchen, extra bathrooms, and just translates into more bang for your vacation buck. Vacation rentals are typically more affordable when you rent them for an entire week, as opposed to just a few days. Vacation homes and condos can meet your specific needs and wants by providing the amenities that are important to you and your family. Decide ahead of time how many bedrooms you need, do you have your heart set on a swimming pool, or does a big screen TV matter most?
grilling over campfire

Take Advantage of Free Things

By doing your homework ahead of time you can find many things in the area to do that won’t cost any money at all. Perfect examples of places that often offer free admission (or perhaps a voluntary donation) are museums, local festivals and events, historic sites, local parks and playgrounds, fishing piers, boardwalks and the beach. Bring your bikes along on vacation and you can explore the area for free!

Decide What to Spend Money On

As a family, decide ahead of time what to spend your money on. You can save a lot of money by not dining out, for example. Money that you could use to go charter fishing, jet skiing, or to an amusement or water park. Everything you need to know about the specific area you’re going to can be found online.

sunset at beach
If you have any questions about vacation rentals and condos, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Brunswickland Realty. We look forward to talking with you.