Swim Shorts\nThe most important part of any man’s beach attire is their swimwear. Not only is it crucial for staying comfortable and sun smart in the water, but swimwear uses quick-drying materials to making them perfect to wear all day long.\nGone are the days of long, baggy beach shorts—instead, modern swim short styles are typically shorter, ending at or just above the knee. This gives better maneuverability in and out of the water.\nShow off your unique style with a wide variety of swim short designs—from more conventional colour blocks of blue, red and yellow, to loud, bright floral patterns, stripes and leaf prints. Since you’ll be primarily be wearing these in the water, choose whichever design you love the most!\n\nLinen Shirt\nOnce the fun in the water is over, it’s important to wear something that will not only keep you cool but also provide excellent sun protection. A t-shirt or polo is a popular option; however, we recommend wearing a linen shirt instead.\nLinen offers many benefits compared to other shirt materials, such as it’s quick-drying nature and breathable weave, making it ideal for when you’re out in the sun. Furthermore, a colour blocked linen shirt in white or light blue, will complement almost every swim short design.\nIf you plan on finishing your day at the beach at a seaside restaurant, café or pub, then a linen shirt is a must to elevate your outfit for the venue's dress code.\n \n\nFootwear\nWhen we think of the beach, the first piece of footwear that comes to mind is sandals and thongs. Both are perfectly suited to slipping on and off quickly as you transition from the car park to the sand. If you plan on staying in your swim shorts all day, then choose a pair of comfy flip-flops for your beach adventure.\nHowever, if you plan on getting changed after the beach and heading out to a local eatery, then you may want to pack a pair of boat shoes. These shoes are great for more formal looks, such as wearing with linen shorts or rolled chinos and a shirt.\nT-Shirts\nNo men’s beach outfit is complete without a t-shirt. Great for defending against the hot sun, a t-shirt is a common site at beaches around the world. Their thinner fabric make them highly breathable, keeping you cool when you’re on the sand. Just don’t forget to put sunscreen on the exposed parts of your arms!\nWith a range of available styles, prints and colours, choose a fun, vibrant colour that complements your beach shorts. Yellow, orange, blue and stripes are perfect for your casual beach look. For added sun protection, you can layer a linen or cotton shirt over your t-shirt.\n \n\nWhat to Pack\nNow that you know what to wear, it’s time to make a packing list of all the things you plan on taking. We recommend creating a packing list well in advance of your beach day so you have time to grab any last-minute items:\n\nBeach clothing (swim shorts, linen shirt, thongs, etc.)\nSpare change of clothing\nBeach tent or beach umbrella\nBeach towels (one per person)\nBeach toys for kids (bucket and spade, snorkel and flippers, etc.)\nBeach sports equipment (beach cricket, beach balls, inflatables, etc.)\nLarge carry bag or beach trolley\nEsky with water and snacks in it\nPlastic bag for wet clothes\nSunglasses\nSun hat\nSunscreen\n\nIf you’re stuck on where to go for your next beach adventure, have a read of our top beaches across Australia.\nLooking for some new swimwear for your next beach day? Shop our range of comfortable men’s swim shorts at GAZMAN now.