For any trip to the pool or beach that requires swimsuits, towels, goggles, sunscreen, etc, a family beach bag is an absolute sanity saver.
Dress your kids in sun-protective swimwear for ultimate protection from harmful UV rays. Don't forget sun hats and sunglasses for the entire family.
Make sure that you have at least one beach towel per person when accounting for things to pack for the beach.
Take a trip to your local dollar store and stock up on inexpensive beach balls and sand toys like pails, rock strainers, and sand molds.
It never fails that someone will need a band aid or other simple first aid supply, especially if you happen to come across a rocky beach or slippery pool deck.
Opt for snacks that are portable and mess-free when considering a food packing list for a beach vacation or trip to the beach. Make sure that perishables are kept chilled.
Having a source of shade is absolutely essential if you are visiting the beach with kids. It is just as essential to bring the right gear to hold your umbrella in place.
- Never take your eyes off of your kids!
- Stay hydrated
- Plan your beach time for the morning and early afternoon