A beach chair- my daughter can sit on a beach chair for hours at a time… it’s actually quite incredible.
Sunscreen/hat- because no one wants a burnt baby on their hands.
Sand toys- kids love digging in the sand, eating the sand, playing in the sand and putting sand in the baby pool. Kids eat sand… it’s not a big deal, you’re welcome.
A cooler full of snacks- there is nothing worse than a hangry baby. We brought lunch to the beach which was nice since we let the babies nap at home in the morning before bringing them down and wanted to be able to maximize our beach time.
Shade tent or umbrella- If you’re really lucky, you might even be able to get a kiddo to nap under one of these. If not, it’s still a nice place to play/hang out/each lunch in.
Blanket- even though the kids prefer the sand, it’s always nice to have somewhere that is a little less… sandy.
Baby carrier- if you have a little one, it’s so nice to be able to walk on the beach wearing the baby.
A book… just kidding ;)
Another thing we did was assign meals so each Mamma brought one (or two) for the group. It was so nice to not have to think about what we were eating and most meals were pretty easy to throw together. We had such a great time and will hopefully have the opportunity to do it again soon. Do you have any key pieces of advice for a beach trip?