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With more lovely summer days ahead and for a fun filled day on the beach we have put together the best beach packing tips for you to make the most of your day out. Before you pack a picnic, check out this great guide. We don’t want to toot our own horn, but when it comes to spending days on the beach with a tribe of young children, we have done extensive road testing and research. So you don’t have to eat the gritty sandy snacks, tasting slightly of sunscreen!
On a recent early morning swim, I watched a family coming down onto the beach with everything but the kitchen sink. From experience I know that planning a day on the beach with the family usually starts the day before. Gone are the carefree days of grabbing a towel, book and suntan lotion to cat nap and relax on the beach.
But not all is lost, a day on the beach with your bubs can be awesome! Follow these simple steps to make the day smooth sailing all the way.
Start planning as early as possible, if the weekend weather looks like it’s going to be a corker start scheming to hit the beach.
The Night before
As soon as the bubs are in bed, pull out a cooler bag and a big beach bag, a wet bag and reusable plastic bags.
On the dining room table make 4 piles;
Let’s face it, by the time the children are up bright and early in the morning and hear the word “Beach” it’s going to take you an extra hour to get out the door.
Then it’s time to raid the shed for beach tent, beach mat, boogie boards, portable potty, sand toys with bucket and spade in mesh bag. A Trolley or big wheeled pram for navigating over sand, don’t bother with a small wheeled urban stroller, you’ll need to carry it over the sane. Forget the frisbee no one ever plays with it, except the dog and she’s staying home, instead pack the tennis ball there are so many fun games that you can play with it, rounders and catch, or Cornhole – where you try and throw the ball into the hole from a distance.
If you have a baby with you then taking a plastic or waterproof sheet with you is a genius way of creating a small paddle pool under the umbrella. I highly recommend this and will save you running back and forth with small bucket of water.
Now it’s time to fall exhausted into bed, quickly check the tides on your phone, beach facilities, toilets and parking. Get a good night’s rest and enjoy the craziness that is parenting and making lifelong memories on the beach.
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