14th November, 2012

Dressing Right on the Gold Coast Beaches

If you want to get the most out of your Gold Coast holiday, it is crucial that you come well prepared for the beaches — especially in terms of having appropriate beachwear. While there is no strict dress code for being allowed on a Gold Coast beach, dressing right will make a big difference to your experience there, so think carefully about what you are wearing when you are heading off to the beach. The following is a brief look at the right way to dress to make the most of being on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

Bring your sunglasses to the beach

The first thing you will notice about the Gold Coast is how bright it is, which is due in large part to the reflection coming off the sand and the water. If you are going to be here for more than a few hours, it will make a huge difference to your eyes to have some sunglasses protecting them. For the sake of your eyes, bring your sunnies along with you on your holiday, and don’t leave your Gold Coast accommodation without them.

Put on a hat for the beach

If you are at all serious about being appropriately dressed for the beaches on the Gold Coast you simply must have a hat. The more of your face, ears and neck that your hat covers, the better. Without a hat, you are practically guaranteed to get a burn, so bring a hat or two with you from home, or if you don’t have one, buy one from the gift shop when you check into your accommodation on the Gold Coast.

Light, long sleeves

If you want to spend a lot of your time relaxing on the Gold Coast’s wonderful beaches, then you are going to need to cover up, and one of the best ways to do this without totally overheating is by wearing loose, light, long sleeves. This won’t provide total protection from the sun by any means, but compared to leaving your bare skin exposed, you will be far better off.

Let your feet breathe

Shoes and socks really have no place on a beach, so if you are heading to the Gold Coast on holiday where you will be on the beach practically every day, you are going to need some beach-appropriate footwear that will allow your feet to breathe. Whether you invest in a pair of flip flops or sandals is up to you, but know that the sand can sometimes be too hot for bare feet, and wearing shoes and socks on a Gold Coast beach simply is not the way it’s done.

Rock your best beachwear

The Gold Coast is well known as being a centre of fashion in Australia, especially when it comes to beachwear, so if you are ever going to put some effort into what you look like on the beach, this is your big chance. On Gold Coast beaches, there is no such thing as getting too fancy with your beach fashion.