What to Wear to the Beach This Year

Here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, our sugar-white beaches are the main attraction! The hustle and bustle of beach-goers virtually hums year-round, as long as the sun shines! And, when you plan your beach vacation or weekend getaway, you’ll want to consider what to wear to the beach along with other must-have beach items. It’s easy to forget beach essentials when you’re planning the big beach adventure, so let our expertise guide you to what to wear to the beach!

Are you excited yet? With your beach vacation coming up, you’re going to need the best ideas for things to do on Alabama’s Gulf Coast! That’s why, at Sunset Properties, we’re offering our free Vacation Guide. With our guide, you’ll have the best trip to the Gulf Coast ever!

What to Wear to the Beach?

There are a few essentials you absolutely shouldn’t forget to bring for your trip to the beach. Here, we’ll cover those and a few extras that can help make your beach vacation the best it can be!


When it comes to your swimsuit, there are two guiding principles on which you must rely. One, make sure it’s comfortable and fits correctly. And, two, make sure you remember to pack it! A beach vacation can be very uncomfortable if you don’t feel right in your swimsuit, and is guaranteed to be uncomfortable if you forget it altogether! But, even if you do, there are plenty of places to get a new one once you’re here. No matter what, you want something that is fun to wear and that you don’t have to constantly adjust!


Sunglasses are non-negotiable when it comes to maintaining the health of your eyes. The amount of reflection off the water and sand can do serious damage without sunglasses. We recommend you bring UV-rated sunglasses with you on your beach adventure. That way, your eyes are protected and you don’t have to leave the beach early due to headaches and strain from the sun.

Sunscreen and Hats

Equally as important as sunglasses are sunscreen and headwear. Even on cloudy days, the sun can give you a nasty burn that will sour your trip. So, come prepared with a high-SPF-rated sunscreen, hats, and sun-blocking clothing. Your face, neck, and shoulders are oftentimes the first to burn, so be sure to wear a hat with a thorough application of sunscreen/sunblock to your neck and shoulders. We recommend naturally-derived sunscreens/sunblocks for a more chemical-free way to save your skin.


It may seem like a no-brainer to most, but there are still plenty of people who go to the beach ill-prepared, donning tennis shoes or worse. So, when headed to the beach, skip fashionable and go for functional. Flip-flops, water shoes, and sandals are all great choices to bring as little sand back as possible!

Plan Your Beach Vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

This summer, come to the sugar-white sands of Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Whether you’re looking for a quieter beach or the energy of the beach crowd, we’ve got it all down here. And, at Sunset Properties, we have the perfect beach house or condo for your stay. You’ll love the short walks to gorgeous beaches and the convenience our properties provide. So, browse our available properties and see for yourself how magical your next beach adventure can be! Then, contact us to book your stay! We are excited to host you!