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Going to the beach with your kids for vacation is not enough, but making sure you enjoy yourself thoroughly should give you a rewarding experience. Thankfully, there are many beach hacks for adults and kids that you can employ. Preparation is very important and in fact, the best-prepared person enjoys him/herself best on the beach.
Here is how you ought to go about getting the best experience on your beach vacation:
Avoid Rip Currents
Most of the beach fatalities in the world occur because of rip currents. A rip current is a narrow strip of fast-moving water that can carry you out to sea fast and the big problem with it is that it is hard to identify unless you are on the lookout for the same. Look for debris, seaweed or other material that seems to be going towards the ocean even as other waves come towards the shore. That is a rip current. Also, teach your family how to identify such, and avoid swimming in such water.
Carry A Sand-Proof Bag With You
Electronics can be damaged when fine particles of sand find their way inside the devices. Thus, it is best that you bring a sand-proof bag or two where you will pack all of your food, electronics, and other delicate items. In addition, unless you want to carry a ton of sand home with you after the vacation, shake your clothing hard before leaving the beach to get rid of all the sand. Sand is only good for the beach, not at home.
Do Not Forget Your Sun Protection
Skin cancer is real and it comes from too much exposure to the sun. Thus, bring along some sunscreen with UV protection if you would like to save your skin. This should be one of the items to go your pack and while you are at it, bring enough for everyone.
Do not also forget to bring a sun hat to help protect your hair and give your face some shade. UV rays of the sun also affect hair and too much direct heat on the head can cause headaches and migraines. If you have little children, apply sunscreen on their scalp and then make them wear their hat all the time. You can call it double protection.
Have Beach Cruisers To Explore The Entire Beach
If you have young kids who love cycling, having beach cruiser bikes can help them explore the entire beach especially if the beach is vast in size. You can have one of the men’s bikes for sale if you too want to enjoy a ride along the beach. Having these cool beach cruiser accessories can help you have a comfortable and enjoyable ride.
Carry A Waterproof Case For Your Electronics
This is very important. On the beach, there is bound to be as much water as there is sand. Do not forget the waterproof case for your smartphone and its accessories or for your cameras. These will help keep your expensive devices safe from the salt water. Remember also that since these devices contain metal parts, they can easily be corroded by the salty seawater.
Carry A Camping Cooler
The temperatures at the beach are usually high and since you are bringing your kids along, there will be many thirsty throats to quench one time too many. Thus, bring along a camping cooler with handles so that you can pack your treats and drinks inside. Cool drinks quench the thirst fast. Bring a lot of water too, enough for everyone as well as other drinks.
Bring Trash Bags
No matter how happy you and your family are on the beach, it cannot be considered a successful beach camping vacation if you leave the place all littered up. With everyone doing their thing, there will be some littering. Bring trash bags so that you can throw all of your trash in and then you can stash them in the bins when full or when you are done camping.
Beach time is never enough fun if you are not going to play some games. Thankfully, there are so many games that you can play on the beach including building sandcastles, sand art, and others. Do bring a volleyball and a football too so that you burn some fat while at it. Beanbags and other throw things will also help keep the family fully engaged.
Bring A Change Of Clothes
Beach sand is salty and sticky. Thus, even when you are done with your vacation, you will still experience this and therefore you want to bring a change of clothes for everyone. Besides, you do not want to take a lot of sand home. With beach showers available on many beaches, you can take a freshwater shower after getting wet in seawater. Go back home fresh the way you came to the beach.