Food goes fast when you’re swimming around all day. So pack more snacks and sandwiches than you think you’ll need. You don't have to get complicated here. Think pb&j’s or turkey and cheese sandwiches. The simpler, the better.
Next up: activities! If sandcastles aren’t your jam, pack a book, a chess board, or whatever floats your boat. If you don’t mind getting a little sand on it, bring it to the beach. We packed art supplies on our last beach trip and made some awesome water color paintings.
The final tip I’ll give you on how to have an awesome beach day is to get comfy. If you plan to spend a few hours there, bring items you can relax on. Pack a chair, like the Beach Chair below, so you can sit back and get your tan on.
A large picnic blanket, like the Striped one above, will come in handy if you're going with a few people. There's room for everyone to take a seat. The colors make it easy to spot for that moment when you leave the water and can’t remember where your stuff is.
If you want to have fun and relax at the beach, a little planning goes a long way! Check out more beach essentials here.
I love watching movies. On rainy days when I don’t feel like making the trek to the theatre, we pop a movie on our TV and recreate the theatre experience in our own home. Popcorn, a popcorn maker and a few cozy blankets will do wonders to transform your night in to an official movie night. If you have a popcorn bucket, like the striped one below, it’ll be just like you’re at an AMC.