Tips for Planning a Beach Vacay

Apr 14, 2023 | Beach Tips

A vacation is a time to destress, unwind, kick up your feet, and let all your cares melt away, right? However, nobody ever said the vacation starts before you get there, especially in the planning phase. And if you have children you’re bringing along, you’re only heightening the stress of planning. At Beach Boys Cabanas, our goal is to help you have the vacation of your dreams, and we realize that begins long before you get there. That’s why we’re giving you a few helpful tips for planning. 

Know Your Budget First 

Before you even start making any plans for where you want to go, establish a budget. This determines how far you can travel if you can take a plane, what attractions you can visit, and so much more. 

Plus, when you go into vacation planning without a budget, it’s easy to just keep spending. Then, before you know it, you’ve racked up one hefty credit card bill and aren’t sure how to pay it off once you’re home. That kind of defeats the whole purpose of getting away when you’re coming home to stress and bills. 

Know What Attractions and Vibe You Want 

Yes, they all have sand and water. But, by far, not all beaches are equal. Some are more geared toward a family who has children building sandcastles and who’ll want to finish the visit off with ice cream. Others are more geared toward adults, with a quieter atmosphere and possibly stations for alcohol or at least policies that allow you to bring your own. 

Sometimes, you can find beach destinations that offer a mix of both, but if you’re looking for an adult getaway with friends or your significant other, you might not want little kids running rampant everywhere. 

Establish What You Want to Splurge On

You have options for activities when it comes to a beach vacay. Are you choosing one near plenty of family-friendly attractions? Or, is this a fun getaway with the girls to celebrate? Are you having a romantic getaway with your lover? No matter what you’re planning on doing for your vacation, know in advance where you’re willing to spend most of your money. 

If this is for a family trip, most of your budget may be going toward the activities. For lovers, your budget might be mainly for your hotel, dining, and small amenities. 

Let’s say your goal is to spend as much time on the beach as possible, no matter the purpose of your trip, without getting sunburned, we hope. In this case, you’ll want to budget for beach equipment rental. Fortunately, this is one expense that isn’t overwhelming when you choose Beach Boys Cabanas. We offer umbrellas, cabanas, grills, and more to make your vacation everything you imagined it to be. 

Our rentals can be beneficial no matter your purpose. Do you really want to hear kids complaining because they can’t get out of the sun? A cabana or umbrella, it is! Need budget-friendly meals? Then, you can rent a grill that allows you to cook out for a quarter of the cost of eating out. 

Are you and your partner the athletic type and want nothing more than to get out on the water? Paddle boats it is! 

Plan Ahead 

Whether you’re looking for a hotel, plane tickets, beach rental equipment, etc, plan ahead when it comes to booking. When you’re looking at beach areas like Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach, NC, everything fills up quickly in terms of equipment rentals and hotels during the tourist seasons. Therefore, your best bet is to plan ahead for everything. You’ll then have peace of mind long before you reach your destination. 

Beach Boys Cabanas offers everything you need to make your beach vacation fun. We realize we’re not the only part of the planning process, but we hope these tips help you take some of the stress out of the planning phase and our convenient services help as well. 

Planning your beach vacation to Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, or Ocean Isle Beach? Rent all the equipment you need with us, and you can do it in advance! Call us today at 910-712-3776. We also offer convenient, online scheduling