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Summer Fun: What to Take to the Beach
Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 8, 2013 @ 7:13 pm In DIY,Family Fun,Seasonal Fun,Summer Fun,Summertime,Travel | 2 Comments
A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this beach packing list for families.
One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want to go to. That is a perk that I love and would be hesitant ever to give up.
At the same time, we still have to pack the car for a day at the beach, just like anyone else. Well, except for those folks who can walk to the beach from their house. (I want to be one of those people someday.)
Until then I will happily pack the car for a day at the beach. If I’m organized, then we can really relax in the sand and not feel hurried or hassled because we forgot something at home.
It helps to have a packing list for the beach.
I decided to make said list since my sister and her girls are coming this week for a visit. They live all the way in Virginia, so a beach day is in order. (And yes, I will overcome my fears from this  in order to do so.)
We’ve found that having certain beach gear with us helps make the time at the seashore a little more enjoyable.
Here’s what’s often included in our haul. We sometimes choose not to go at meal times so we don’t bring a cooler, just water and some snacks. And we try to pack things as compactly as possible so we make only one trip from the car to the sand.
Don’t want to recreate the wheel, or the beach packing list? Just download the printable version here .
This post is part of the DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun series . For more ideas on how to enjoy the summer holidays on a budget, check out the list.
I know what we’re gonna do this summer.
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