A day at the beach is all we want in the summer, but sometimes we might get a little lost with what we need to bring to the beach and everything we need to pay attention to. However, you can leave all your worries aside after reading this article since it contains tips like a beach checklist and what you need to know about kids and dogs at the beach. It will help you have the best time ever!
In order to remember what to bring to the beach, make sure to have a list with all the important things, such as:
- First aid kit
- Lots of water
- Change of clothes
- Beach towels
- Beach blankets
Important: Make sure to bring bottles of water to drink, but also keep a jug of water in your car to wash the sand off your feet before getting in the car to go home.
If you’re going to spend the weekend at the beach, or going on a beach vacation, you’ll need to add a few more things to that list. Check out this Beach Trip Checklist to help you remember everything!
Consider These Ideas
This DIY drink holder from Positively Splendid will be really useful to keep sand off of your water bottles!
Protect Your Cellphone
A zip lock baggie will protect your phone from sand and water and you’ll still able to use it when you go to the beach.
Use a Cupcake Liner When Having Popsicles
Using a cupcake liner is a smart trick to avoid popsicles from dripping all over the place and making a mess! In addition, you can place one of these cupcake liners on top of your drink to avoid getting sand in there.
Kids at the Beach
What To Pack
Aside from the regular checklist, when taking kids to the beach, be sure to:
- Pack a few snacks
- Pack beach toys
Extra tip: If your kids are still small babies, invest in a portable small tent instead of a beach umbrella. This will make it easier to carry everything from your car to the beach!
Children love to have fun, make sure to prepare some Summer Games to play with them!
Keep In Mind
Taking care of children is no easy task, and we all know it. To make the most out of the day, go to the beach early - around 9:00 AM is a good time. Also, be smart about how you leave: give your kids a 30 minute - or more - notice. That way they won’t get upset about ending their fun out of the blue, and it will give you some time to pack everything to go home.
Taking Your Dog To the Beach
Some basic tips to consider:
- Find out if dogs are allowed on the beach - some beaches allow dogs all year round, others only allow dogs during the off season, and some don’t allow dogs at all.
- Find out if your dog knows how and likes to swim - maybe invest in a life vest for dogs
- Protect your pet’s paws from the hot sand
- Dogs also need sun protection, make sure to check with your vet the best sunscreen to use on your dog
- Take several poop bags with you and pay attention to your pet
- You can also prepare some homemade frozen treats for your dog to help it cool off during the day
- Take some dog toys
Related: 10 Things Every Pet Owner Needs
If you’re going to the beach by yourself for some relaxation or if you’re going with a group of your adult friends, you still need to be prepared. Pay attention to our checklist to take care of yourself and help out your friends. Find a few more tips about how to enjoy the beach here and check these ways to have the most fun at the beach.
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