When it is summer time, it is once again that time of year to pack your stuff, the cooler and the kids and grandma into the car and enjoy the beach. Most people go to the beach for 3-7 days when they get to go. Now and then it is a weekend trip or sometimes you get lucky enough to rent a house for an entire week.
Nevertheless, as many of us frequently face, we get to our spot on the beach, unfold our towels, and then notice that we forgot something back at the house. Never fear, it occurs even to the best of us. If you are considering going to the beach anytime soon, use our essential beach packing list to help you have everything you’ll need for a relaxed beach trip. Above all, this list can save you money, due to the fact completely packing all the things you need now will keep you from having to purchase them once you arrive.
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If you have kids, you should never forget that sun damage to skin in childhood can never be reversed, so ensure that this is a priority. Put on sunscreen generously from head to toe and always remember that you should reapply every hour. Bringing a number of options of sunscreen is certainly a great idea, including sunscreen that is specifically meant for faces, as well as those that factor in very sensitive eyes. Furthermore, place it in a ziplock bag so that it does not mess up the inside of bag or get coated in sand.
Bring an Expandable Blanket
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Your towel should only be used to dry you off, and not to keep you from the hot sand. Thus, instead of struggling to carry a bulky throw, opt for a lightweight nylon version in your bag or backpack. There are water-resistant styles available in the market which can fold up into a compact pouch when being used. Some blankets are also typically heavier than towels which will make it easier to keep the blanket on the sand instead of blowing down the beach.
Pack Sand Toys
This is certainly a beach essential. Get a set that already has a pail, several shovels, sifters and rakes, and shape-makers. Another great tip is to have a real shovel and bucket. In fact, always have way more shovels than you require. Your kids will use these toys and you don’t want them to fight about who can use the shovel. If you are traveling with friends, have toys that you can play with together such as a beach volleyball or a frisbee.