Everything you need for the beach (and much more, probably).

Have I ever talked about going to the beach?  I can’t remember, and honestly, I’m too lazy to look back.  However, since we have lived in a beach/lake town for almost 13 years, I’m quite the expert.  Before having Harlow, my beach day could fit in a single bag.

  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Book
  • Music
  • Water
  • Cute beach bag

Since having Harlow, I’ve had to add a few things… but they are all super necessary.  I promise!

  • Two towels
  • Three kinds of sunscreen (adult, kid, and kid face stick)
  • Portable kiddie pool
  • Bucket to fill portable kiddie pool
  • Mesh portable kiddie pool bag
  • Giant blanket/sheet
  • Sun tent
  • Portable potty in the tent for emergencies
  • Scads of sand toys
  • Mesh sand toy bag (actually, several mesh bags…)
  • An entire cooler full of snacks and drinks
  • Beach umbrella
  • Two beach chairs
  • Two pairs of sunglasses
  • Beach cart to carry it all in
  • Two pairs of water shoes
  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Garbage bag for trash


Did I forget anything?

I ALWAYS get comments from other beach-goers about the amount of stuff I bring, but they are overwhelmingly positive.  It looks like a lot (and it is) but it all sets up and breaks down super quick and easy, so it really just makes for a nice, relaxing, comfortable day.

I didn’t link to anything, because, well, I have barely any readers, so why do the work?  But if anyone does read and wants links to what I have, or similar, let me know.  The pool is the big one.  After a lot of trial and error, I moved away from having a blow-up kiddie pool and it has made a TON of difference.


Happy Beaching!


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