Heading to the beach, or rather packing to go to the beach with kids can be pretty daunting at the best of times. What to take can a list making task be as there is always something that is forgotten, only to be remembered once down you have made the trip all the way down there. So before heading out, here is a good and hopefully helpful check list of what things to consider taking.
- Towel – goes without saying as this is a pretty standard item. A great idea is to pack an extra one just in case one towel gets wet and sandy
- Sunscreen is an absolute must and the higher the SPF the better. Apply 30 mins before heading out in the sun and reapply every 2 hours.
- Taking a bottle of water is a necessity and a great idea is to take frozen bottles of water with you so when they melt it is nice and icy cold.
- Sunglasses and hat to protect the face and eyes. The UV rays are so potent these days that even your eyes can get sun damage and lots of people forget about the top of their head.
- If you have got kids in tow, make sure you pack some snacks for them if you are planning to be there for a while.
- Sun protective clothing like girls rashies that they can live in all day. These items are sun protective up to UPF 50+ and are so light weight and comfortable that they are perfect for in and out of the water. If you have to buy one, look for girls rashies sale and make sure that you get one with a high UPF rating for extra protection. Also keep your eye out for girls rashies Australia with long sleeves and a high neck for ultimate coverage.
- Coins or spare change can be handy if there is a kiosk nearby and an ice-cream is beckoning….
- Toys for the kids to play with whilst at the beach. Things like sandcastle making kits can entertain them for hours. Also bringing along water activity tools such as flippers, goggles, mask and boards which will add more hours of fun to their day.
- Wet wipes are something that can come in handy to wipe messy faces and hands after the ice cream, or even just to wash hands before eating food.
- A small first aid kit can be useful for things such as a stubbed toe or a small cut from shells. Band aids and an instant icepack can be really useful in case of small emergencies.
- Also take with you a change of dry clothes to make the trip home more comfortable for all
- A separate bag for all the wet clothing, swim wear and towels. This can stop them making everything wet and also easy for unloading straight into the washing machine.
- Shade in the way of a sun tent or an umbrella
This is by no means a complete list as I’m sure I have managed to leave off some things but to me, these are the best basic things to take with you. Enjoy the beach J