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It is so important to stay safe and healthy, and let's face it no one likes a burn.
Tips: Apply in the parking lot before walking into the sand. You should bring a rub and spray sunscreen (rub for the face). Use the spray for reapplication throughout the day, as rubbing sandy skin- ouch!
2. Beach Towel and Chair- Now a chair isn't essential, but it really is nice to have one to sit on. Your beach towel will get sand on it, so it is nice to have somewhere to sit. They have great back-pack beach chairs that are easy to carry in and some even have little pocket coolers on the back.
It really is nice to get a break from the sun, either an umbrella or a great mini pop up shade are great options for getting some sun free time and helps keep all your things in one area.
4. Water And Food
If you are going to the ocean, you can't drink the water and you will get thirsty! You will want to bring snacks and food, especially if you staying all day. If you are out in the sun your appetite might not be as large (especially seems this way with kids), I have found it is better to bring light lunches and little snacks to eat throughout the day. Also, if you get there at lunch time- eat your lunch before playing in the sand, you'll eat less sand this way.
5. Beach Toys-
These aren't really an essential, but really can make a beach trip so much more fun. You don't need to go crazy, just a bucket and little shovel or a boogie board if you like the water will help for all day fun.
6. Bathroom Wipes-
If you are spending all day at the beach you will have to go to the bathroom at some point. If you have ever been in a beach bathroom, you will find that everything is sandy. Have you ever tried to wipe a sandy bottom with dry toilet paper? Ouch!
That is why I was excited when I found out that Cottenelle has their Flushable Cleansing Cloths in cute On-The-Go Soft Packs. I am already a fan of the wipes for getting that extra clean feel, but when at the beach it is perfect!
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I just like to throw the flushable wipes in a big plastic bag (a sandwich size works) along with some Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper (as beach bathrooms seem to run out of toilet paper a lot), for a thorough and pain free clean.
7. Water and an extra towel (In the Car)
Even if you shower off before leaving the beach, when you get back to the car you will find out you are probably still sandy (this is especially true with kids); so I like to have an extra bottle of water that I can use to help rinse off a little extra sand one last time. If your towel is all wet or sandy, it is nice to have a clean dry towel to sit on to help protect your car seats.
Those are my personal beach trip essentials.
What do you bring to the beach?
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