Heading out to the beach is a great way to enjoy a summer day, but before you pack up the beach chairs make sure you have everything planned out so you can enjoy your day to the fullest. Below are a few tips to help you have the ideal beach day with your friends and family.
Pack your car the day before to save time. Load up your car with beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, blankets, and beach games ahead of time to have more time to spend at the beach. Be sure to leave a little extra room for the cooler and food that you pack right before leaving. Make sure all the food is prepped the night before so it’s ready to be loaded into the car.
Get an early start on your day. Wake up the kids and make sure everyone is ready to go, the earlier the better. When it comes to the beach, the early bird gets the worm. In this case the worm is a nearby parking spot and a prime spot on the sand.
When it comes time to unload and place your backpack beach chair, umbrella, and blanket in the sand, be mindful of your setup. Do not choose a spot too close to the water or you may end up needing to move back at high tide. Also, setting up your gear in a semicircle makes it easier for everyone to talk and prevents people from infringing on your space.
Apply sunscreen, and reapply it. Before you get comfy in your folding beach chair make sure you are protected from the sun. Nothing ruins a beach day quicker than realizing halfway through that you have a nasty sunburn. After heading into the water or working up a sweat playing a beach game be sure to reapply the sunscreen even if it claims to be waterproof.
Enjoy all the beach has to offer. Get in the water, even if it’s not something you normally do. Build a sandcastle, go for a long walk along the shore, play some beach games. Whether you go to the beach often or only once a summer be sure to make the most of your time on the coast.
Stay for sunset, but be sure to bring some warmer clothes. It can cool off quickly at the beach when the sun starts to set so bring a light sweater or jacket just in case. As it grows darker, start a bonfire if the beach permits it, roast some s’mores and enjoy some family time before packing everything up and heading home.
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