date night: beach

date night beach

Going on a beach date? Melissa Cowan helps you choose what to bring and where to go.

If you can find a babysitter, or call the grandparents or a friend so you can go on a date with your partner, props to you.

Heading to the beach on a sunny day is my favourite – there’s something calming about being near the water. I can almost feel my ‘to do’ lists and worries float away with the waves. If you’re not near a beach, consider a river, waterfall or even a hotel pool. Being prepared can make or break your day…so don’t forget the sunscreen, a hat and your sunnies to protect you from the rays.

If you can’t get away with your date during the day, pop down in the evening for a quick dip and some beachside snacks by sunset. Or find a nearby restaurant for a relaxed dinner.

Our Top Beach/Swimming Spots

Melbourne: Admire the colourful ‘bathing boxes’ at Brighton Beach. The photo opps are endless!

Sydney: Pop down to the oasis of Gordon’s Bay as part of your Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

Adelaide: Check out the sparkling Port Willunga Beach along with its famous shipwreck and nearby restaurant.

Brisbane: For something different, drive out of the city and into D’Aguilar National Park, where you’ll find Rocky Hole – bush rock pools that make for a great natural swimming spot.

Perth: Lucked into a few days away from the city? You may spot a kangaroo or two at Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay.

Canberra: Spot the wildlife around Kambah Pool.

Cross Over Swimsuit Jets / Sail Away Playsuit Gorman / Lennox Round Towel SunnyLife / Inflatable Watermelon SunnyLife / Screamin Diva Sunglasses Quay Australia / Sunscreen La Roche-Posay / Cornelius Shoulder Bag Boheme

Words + Product Image: Melissa Cowan