If you're planning a beach vacation, here are plenty of sandcastles, water games and hops in front of you for a family moment. Our best beach trips are the ones where we pack , but also the ones where we don't overpack. What we bring depends on where we're going and whether we're driving or flying to our destination. Here are our shared tips for packing for a beach vacation with kids.
Tips for packing for a beach vacation with kids
When packing for a trip to the beach with kids, you want to find the best place for you where you can have everything you need without overpacking. Knowing your destination and the types of beach facilities available there can help you plan. If you're visiting a beachfront resort that offers lounge chairs, umbrellas, towels and , you'll only need the essentials. When driving to find your own public beach, you'll want to bring more items from home. If traveling by air, you will be limited to a few basics and may be able to purchase or rent some items when you arrive at your destination.
Sometimes we stay at a beach resort and do some exploring on our own. Do your research by asking about items included in your hotel or available to rent nearby. When I arrive, I make a list of items to purchase to make sure we have everything we need and free up luggage space.