Summer is here, and beaches are starting to open up around the country. What’s better than ice cream cones and sandy toes? A beach camping trip is a perfect opportunity for a cost-effective family vacation. Even if it’s your first time camping, follow these five tips for a successful night around the campfire surrounded by the sea breeze.
Pack Beach Gear
Even though you’re camping, you’ll still need all the beachy necessities. Don’t forget plenty of sunscreen, sun chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler. Consider your location as well. If you’re not in a set campground, you’ll want to make a bucket to rinse off the sandy toes before crawling into your tent for a good night’s sleep.
Choose the Right Location
Location, location! It’s hard to go wrong with beachfront property. All you need to decide is whether you want an east coast beach or a west coast one. Once you’ve got your spot scouted, make sure you consider the tides. The last thing you want is to be woken up in the middle of the night to a soaked tent.
You’ve done the prepping and packing, now you just need to plan activities for your beach days! For those days that mom and dad just want to hang on the beach, consider these beach-camping themed printables to keep the kids occupied for a few hours. For a more active trip, consider building sandcastles, prepping those campfire songs, and a day (or a few) on the water.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sound of waves on the other side of your bed. Head out to sea this summer for the perfect family vacation—away from those electronics!