Mom and Baby at the Beach

Summertime Beach Essentials

Mom and Baby at the Beach

We Can’t Wait to Go to the Beach!

Summer is right around the corner and a lot of folks will be heading somewhere warm or heading to a beautiful Great Lakes beach for a little fun in the sun.

If you’re a Mom then it probably up to you to pack the family’s essentials! We get it. Here is my list of vaca essentials for a great day at the beach. If you see something I’m missing, please leave me a comment and share what we missed!

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip flops, water shoes and/or sandals
  • Swimsuits
  • Beach towels
  • Extra changes of clothes, underwear (someone always forgets theirs!)
  • Plastic grocery bags (these are great for wet sandy bathing suits, garbage and if you’re lucky, seashells)
  • Cooler
  • Water, drinks, food
  • Paper towels, plates, utensils, condiments
  • Ice for the cooler
  • Shade device like a large umbrella or a sun tent (if you are going for the entire day it’s good to have a way to get out of the sun. Kids get tired and want to nap and it’s dangerous to be in the sun too long).
  • Blankets (your towels can be used for drying off)
  • Beach toys (buckets, shovels, boogie boards, kites, Frisbees, etc.)
  • Camera and/or video camera (beach pics are the BEST!)
  • Life jackets for the kids
  • Sun hats
  • Swim shirts

That pretty much covers it.  We still have a couple of months yet before its beach weather but I sure am ready for the warmer temps, aren’t you?

Written by – Courtney Rix Velasquez Lawless



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Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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