Nothing is worse than getting to your destination realizing you missed some essentials. Check out this list of the things to bring to your next family beach trip. This is a condensed list we built based on our own experience. As long as you have all these items, you will most likely have a good time at the beach.
A Beach Wagon
Beach carts are great because they let you transport all your essentials in one sitting. A beach cart can hold all your smaller items. It also has addons for umbrellas and beach chairs. With a beach wagon, you won’t ever feel like the family mule missing out on all the fun again.
*Pro-tip: get a beach cart with balloon wheels. They roll much easier in the sand!
The sun can be quite harsh at the beach, even if the sky doesn’t look too sunny at all. That’s why bringing a large, UV-proof beach umbrella is a good idea. When choosing your umbrella, make sure to choose the products that are easy to set up and have good stabilities.
Beach chairs are good to have around, especially if some family members just want to chill and relax while others play in the water. You can buy beach chairs in bulk for a cheaper price at most major outlets. You can also bring larger lounge chairs for a more comfortable experience.
As a general rule, you should always bring a first-aid kit whenever you go glamping. Also, make sure you always check your kit before heading out. You’re supposed to refill any used item regularly so that if there is an emergency, you won’t be caught off guard.
Sunscreen and Moisturizer
Be sure to bring a variety of sunscreens. Use the higher SPFs on your body and the lower ones on your face. Moisturizers are also good to keep around especially if you have sensitive skins.
As a general rule, apply two layers of sunscreens 15 to 30 seconds apart for the best effect.
Hats and Sunglasses
You can never have too many shades at the beach. Sunscreens cannot fully prevent you from getting burnt, and that’s when straw hats come in handy. And sunglasses will let you stare at the glimmering water without hurting your eyes.
Plus, they’re both amazing props for beachside photography.
Hydration is one of the most important things when you camp on a beach. Make sure you use drinkware that can keep your drink cold (or hot) for a long time. Nothing sucks more than drinking lukewarm water on a hot beach day!
Also, make sure your tumbler is spill-proof and doesn’t shatter easily. Things get moved around roughly during outdoor activities and nobody wants to find a spilled drink in their belongings.
Going to the beach with your family? Make sure to bring plenty of sand toys! You can buy toy sets online or from large retailers easily, and there are new toys coming out every year. Get creative and we cannot wait to see what you can do with the sand!
Besides your current clothes and your swimsuit, always bring extra change clothes to the beach with you. That way, you have things to change into if you sweat a lot. If you’re camping in the fall, bringing extra clothes also helps you deal with the changing temperature throughout the day.
Finally, make sure you bring a wireless speaker for the mood! Your speaker should be waterproof and well-built. You’d also want something compatible so it doesn’t take up too much space. But of course, sound quality comes first!