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The first stop on our “Summer 2019 Tour” Jones Beach State Park on Long Island! Only a one-hour drive from our apartment, we’re always amazed at how quickly the city streets give way to beautiful beaches! 

We put together a list of 10 items we ALWAYS pack for a beach trip with kids, and we are sharing it with you! Add snacks, beach towels, and sunscreen, and you’ll be all set! 

10 Essential Items for a Beach Trip with Kids:beach shade tent

1. Coleman Beach Shade Tent – We’ve had our beach tent for years, and it has made beach trips with kids so much more enjoyable. The tent is easy to set up, has an extended front floor area that can zip closed for privacy, a back window that unzips for ventilation, storage pockets, and even a clothesline to hang wet clothing. We also love that it fits easily into a small carrying case which makes storage during the off-season a breeze!

Radio Flyer Ultimate EZ Folding Wagon for kids and cargo

2. Radio Flyer Ultimate EZ Folding Wagon – This wagon is perfect for pulling kids or cargo to a playground, park, or even through sand. It has seatbacks and seatbelts for 2 kids, 4 cup holders (2 inside for kids, 2 outside for adults), a removable UV protection canopy, and a one-hand fold for easy storage! Pulling this wagon also makes you one of the coolest parents at the beach! Trust me!i play. Baby One-Piece Swim Sunsuit | All-day UPF 50+ Sun Protection- Wet or dry

3. i play. One-Piece Swim Sunsuit – This is the perfect solution for baby/toddler sun protection! It fully covers the shoulders, and also helps prevent sand from inevitably finding its way into a swim diaper! It’s lightweight, breathable, and can be ordered in many designs!beach trip with kids - rashguard

4. i play. Long Sleeve Rashguard Shirt – These shirts offer great sun protection for older toddlers/kids, while still allowing them to wear swim bottoms or swim trunks for easy bathroom trips. Covering kids in sunscreen can be difficult, but these rashguards help make the process so much faster!i play. Brim Sun Protection Hat | All-day UPF 50+ sun protection for head, neck, & eyes

5. i play. Brim Sun Protection Hat  – The wide brims on these hats provide amazing sun protection! They are made of a light-weight UPF 50+ material that dries quickly, and they have a tie strap and adjustable toggle for a comfortable fit. They come in 0-6 month, 9-18 month, and 2T-4T sizes, and LOTS of colors!

Top Flyers- Best First Sunglasses for Infant, Baby, Toddler, and Kids. 100% UV Protection. Many Colors and Sizes.

6. BIB-ON Flexible Sunglasses  – We love these flexible frame sunglasses for kids because they are extremely durable and even come with their own cloth cases. They can be ordered in 2-packs, and we love having multiple pairs to keep in the bag & car.

Salt Water Sandals by Hoy Shoe Surfer Sandal

7. Salt Water Sandals  – Our kids live in these sandals all summer and they are essentially their one summer shoe! They look great with shorts, dresses, and swimsuits! The straps are 100% leather, they have a thick rubber sole, and 2 adjustable buckles (across the toes and around the ankle). They can even be worn in water, so they’re perfect for an afternoon at the splash pad or a day at the beach! PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure

8. PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag – This lunch bag is great for everyday use, but even better for a picnic or beach trip with kids when the food is going to be outside for a while. There is a freezable gel built right into the walls of the bag, so you don’t need any extra ice packs. You simply store the lunch bag in the freezer and then pull it out, fill it, and it keeps your food cold all day!Skip Hop Zoo Lock-Top Sports Bottle

9. Skip Hop Water Bottle – This is our current favorite water bottle because it doesn’t leak! It has a cap that our kids can open and close independently, with a locking tab to provide an extra level of protection against spills when you toss it into a bag.B. toys – B. Ready Beach Bag – Beach Tote with Mesh Panel and 11 Funky Sand Toys

10. B. Toys – Beach Toys  – Our kids love to play in the sand! Beach trips with kids are spent digging in sand and building sandcastles! This set includes a toy bucket, a truck for moving sand, a sifter, watering can, rake, shovel, pinwheel, and sand molds! It even includes a carry bag with a mesh panel! 

Cook Smarts

BONUS! Cook Smarts – When we get home from a day spent on a beach trip with kids, we’re ALL always super hungry! It makes a big difference when we have a plan for dinner BEFORE we get home. Cook Smarts is a meal planning service that has changed our lives in the kitchen! They send us a weekly menu, organized grocery list, and tips for meal prepping. Check out this link for 3 weeks of FREE meal plans: Summer is the perfect time to save extra time and money in the kitchen, and make more room for having fun!

I hope these items inspire you to tidy up any beach trips with kids that you may have planned this summer, so you can focus on having fun with your family!

-Tyler

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June 29, 2019

Tidy Up Your Beach Trip

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The first stop on our “Summer 2019 Tour” Jones Beach State Park on Long Island! Only a one-hour drive from our apartment, we’re always amazed at how quickly the city streets give way to beautiful beaches! 

We put together a list of 10 items we ALWAYS pack for a beach trip with kids, and we are sharing it with you! Add snacks, beach towels, and sunscreen, and you’ll be all set! 

10 Essential Items for a Beach Trip with Kids:beach shade tent

1. Coleman Beach Shade Tent – We’ve had our beach tent for years, and it has made beach trips with kids so much more enjoyable. The tent is easy to set up, has an extended front floor area that can zip closed for privacy, a back window that unzips for ventilation, storage pockets, and even a clothesline to hang wet clothing. We also love that it fits easily into a small carrying case which makes storage during the off-season a breeze!

Radio Flyer Ultimate EZ Folding Wagon for kids and cargo

2. Radio Flyer Ultimate EZ Folding Wagon – This wagon is perfect for pulling kids or cargo to a playground, park, or even through sand. It has seatbacks and seatbelts for 2 kids, 4 cup holders (2 inside for kids, 2 outside for adults), a removable UV protection canopy, and a one-hand fold for easy storage! Pulling this wagon also makes you one of the coolest parents at the beach! Trust me!i play. Baby One-Piece Swim Sunsuit | All-day UPF 50+ Sun Protection- Wet or dry

3. i play. One-Piece Swim Sunsuit – This is the perfect solution for baby/toddler sun protection! It fully covers the shoulders, and also helps prevent sand from inevitably finding its way into a swim diaper! It’s lightweight, breathable, and can be ordered in many designs!beach trip with kids - rashguard

4. i play. Long Sleeve Rashguard Shirt – These shirts offer great sun protection for older toddlers/kids, while still allowing them to wear swim bottoms or swim trunks for easy bathroom trips. Covering kids in sunscreen can be difficult, but these rashguards help make the process so much faster!i play. Brim Sun Protection Hat | All-day UPF 50+ sun protection for head, neck, & eyes

5. i play. Brim Sun Protection Hat  – The wide brims on these hats provide amazing sun protection! They are made of a light-weight UPF 50+ material that dries quickly, and they have a tie strap and adjustable toggle for a comfortable fit. They come in 0-6 month, 9-18 month, and 2T-4T sizes, and LOTS of colors!

Top Flyers- Best First Sunglasses for Infant, Baby, Toddler, and Kids. 100% UV Protection. Many Colors and Sizes.

6. BIB-ON Flexible Sunglasses  – We love these flexible frame sunglasses for kids because they are extremely durable and even come with their own cloth cases. They can be ordered in 2-packs, and we love having multiple pairs to keep in the bag & car.

Salt Water Sandals by Hoy Shoe Surfer Sandal

7. Salt Water Sandals  – Our kids live in these sandals all summer and they are essentially their one summer shoe! They look great with shorts, dresses, and swimsuits! The straps are 100% leather, they have a thick rubber sole, and 2 adjustable buckles (across the toes and around the ankle). They can even be worn in water, so they’re perfect for an afternoon at the splash pad or a day at the beach! PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag with Zip Closure

8. PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag – This lunch bag is great for everyday use, but even better for a picnic or beach trip with kids when the food is going to be outside for a while. There is a freezable gel built right into the walls of the bag, so you don’t need any extra ice packs. You simply store the lunch bag in the freezer and then pull it out, fill it, and it keeps your food cold all day!Skip Hop Zoo Lock-Top Sports Bottle

9. Skip Hop Water Bottle – This is our current favorite water bottle because it doesn’t leak! It has a cap that our kids can open and close independently, with a locking tab to provide an extra level of protection against spills when you toss it into a bag.B. toys – B. Ready Beach Bag – Beach Tote with Mesh Panel and 11 Funky Sand Toys

10. B. Toys – Beach Toys  – Our kids love to play in the sand! Beach trips with kids are spent digging in sand and building sandcastles! This set includes a toy bucket, a truck for moving sand, a sifter, watering can, rake, shovel, pinwheel, and sand molds! It even includes a carry bag with a mesh panel! 

Cook Smarts

BONUS! Cook Smarts – When we get home from a day spent on a beach trip with kids, we’re ALL always super hungry! It makes a big difference when we have a plan for dinner BEFORE we get home. Cook Smarts is a meal planning service that has changed our lives in the kitchen! They send us a weekly menu, organized grocery list, and tips for meal prepping. Check out this link for 3 weeks of FREE meal plans: Summer is the perfect time to save extra time and money in the kitchen, and make more room for having fun!

I hope these items inspire you to tidy up any beach trips with kids that you may have planned this summer, so you can focus on having fun with your family!

-Tyler

_____________________________________________________________

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. We make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog! 

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