Imagine rolling over to see sunny skies, fluffy clouds, and an ocean breeze from the side of your bed. Beach camping is a one-of-a-kind overnight experience and one that can teach your kids a thing or two about the seaside. Take your kids out for a successful beach camping vacation following these four tips for success.
Pick a Location
You’ve got two coasts completely different coasts to pitch a tent at, now all you need to do is pick your favorite.
- West Coast: West coast may be the best coast with its sprawling oceans. Try camping in Bodega Bay, California—a dog-friendly environment that everyone knows and loves.
- East Coast: Try the undiscovered camping areas on the Florida Panhandle. You’ll love the warm waters along the Gulf of Mexico.
Create a Packing List
Packing for a beach camping retreat requires some extra foresight. Make sure you include the following beach-specific items in your packing list before you head out to camp at the seaside.
- Life jackets
- Rainfly or tarp
- Beach Umbrella
We get it, for mom and dad, watching the waves, content in beach chairs is probably enough to schedule a beach camping trip. Unfortunately, our little ones typically need more excitement than soaking up the sun all day. Bring some sand castle toys, lawn games, and floaties to keep the kids entertained.