Having a good beach packing list ensures that your trip to the lake or ocean is a successful one!
Once you've gotten to the campground, set up the campsite, fed everyone and settled in a bit, chances are good that the kids are going to want to go to the beach.
The last thing you want to do, though, is organize one more thing.
If you have brought your beach packing list, you don't need to! Just pull out the list, throw what you need into your beach bag, and off you go!
Of course, you won't take every single thing on the list every time you go to the beach.
You may think of other items that aren't on the list.
Use this as a starting point for making the perfect list for you.
This beach bag has a mesh bottom so that you can leave the sand at the beach! Large outer pockets hold all of the things you want to have handy, and there is room in the bag for a whole family of towels.
You want to make sure that all of your children can find their way back to the site if they get separated from you!
I know: they are going to say that they don't need to. Everyone will be much happier if you take care of this now, though!
Beach shoes should be comfortable for walking, easy to put on and off, and able to get wet.
We like easy-to-slip-on sandals like these ones.
We like using a dual-action pump like this one, because it gets the job done in half the time - with half the effort.
You can use this to deflate your mattresses at the end of the day, too!
These handy suits are great! Instead of fighting to put sunscreen on your todders, just dress them in a protective suit. We bought these a size or two larger than our kids needed, and they lasted for years.
Someday I'm going to get a beach blanket like this one! It's big enough for the whole family to sit on, but packs up small enough to easily fit in a beach bag. The fabric is cool and comfortable. Sand brushes off easily. Best of all, there are pockets at each corner. Fill the pockets with sand to keep the blanket secure!
A trip to the beach is easy and enjoyable when you have a good list!