Best Beach Essentials 2023 for an Ultimate Beach Day
We’ve lived on or near the beach for over 15 years. I’d like to think we’re a bit of beach day experts. If you want to know what to pack for your baby at the beach, check out our baby & toddler beach guide. Here’s our favorite beach day essentials 2023 for heading to the beach, especially with kids.
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1. Beach Wagon
This wagon holds a lot. We fit a cooler, beach bag, 4 towels, 2 boogie boards, beach tent, and a bag of beach toys! It can also easily pull 2 kids.
2. Neso Beach Tent
We love this tent because it’s extremely easy to set up and it’s compact. It fits in a bag no bigger than a shoe box.
3. Full Face Snorkel Masks
Full face snorkel masks allows you to stay underwater for as long as you’d like. This is the adult version, but here’s the kids version our kids love: kids full face snorkel masks.
4. Collapsible Beach Table
This small but mighty table has 4 cup holders, a phone pocket, and folds up for easy transport.
5. Backpack Beach Chairs
We love these chairs as you can carry them hands free. The Tommy Bahamas chairs are made to last, have a cooler pouch and cell phone holder. You can adjust them to recline even lay flat.
6. Sunscreen Face Stick
Face sticks are convenient and so easy to get sunscreen on your kids face. Our kids each carry one in their bags for summer camp. We love Baby Bum as it’s easy to apply, plant based, and reef-safe.
7. Beach Cooler
We’ve tried a lot of beach coolers over the years. We like the Rtic beach cooler because it’s leak free and holds up to 30 cans. It’s also much cheaper in price compared to the Yeti beach cooler.
8. Beach Toys
Our kid’s favorite beach toy has always been these nets. I can’t count how many crabs and creatures they’ve caught. They’re also great for shelling.
Having a standard beach toy and sand castle making kit is also a beach essential to keep them entertained.
9. Beach Bag for Toys
We love this bag because it can hold a lot of toys and lets the loose sand fallthrough. Plus it’s only around $10!
10. Quick Dry Towels
These extra large beach towels are are quick dry and sand free. Made from 100% turkish cotton.
11. Waterproof Speaker
This is a great speaker to bring to the beach as it’s bluetooth enabled and you don’t have to worry about spills.
12. Stand Up Paddle Board
Not really an essential but we love our stand up paddle board. It’s inflatable and so easy to carry to the beach as it’s a backpack.
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