A Beach Guide for Families

Parents know that having kids means having to pack everything but the kitchen sink before leaving the house, so as you can imagine packing a bag ensuring you have everything you need for an action-packed day at the beach can be super stressful. From food and drinks to entertainment, just finding a bag big enough to fit it all in and still be able to manage the kids is an almost impossible task. That’s why we’ve put together this beach guide for families, where you can find everything you need to keep everyone entertained at the beach.

Large Beach Bag

A beach bag for moms needs to be spacious, with plenty of compartments for food, drink, personal belongings and the family beach blanket and we don’t think you’ll find a bag more spacious than the Large Mesh Family Beach Bag Tote.

At 24″x 16″ x 10″ this beach bag is huge. It comes complete with 7 exterior compartments for items such as suncream, bottled water or personal belongings, along with straps from top to bottom to secure your family beach blanket or beach towels. The mesh lining ensures the mag is easy to wipe down and store away ready for your next beach trip.

40 reviews on Amazon rate this beach bag 4.8 stars out of five with customers loving it’s size, the compartments and it’s durability with one customer writing, “This was a great find and it has been so great to have this summer. So, far we have used it at the beach and the pool and it has been enough room to carry stuff for a family of 5.”

However, if your trips to the beach are a little more action packed than beach towels and picnics, a regular bag may not suffice. No need to worry because the Wonder Wheeler Beach Cart is sure to have enough space.

This cart offers 15 cubic feet of storage and a 100lb weight capacity but it’s ultra wide wheels preventing it from tipping or dragging through the sand. Complete with tote bag, umbrella holder, bottom tray and rack, there’s storage for pretty much everything you can need for a day at the beach. The sturdy steel frame of the wonder wheels cart folds up nice and compact at the end of the day, making it practical and portable for car journeys.

553 Amazon reviews rate this buggy 4.2 stars out of five, with positive mentions for it’s size and capacity. Customers were also pleased with how easily it pulled through the sand, with one guy writing, “It rolled great even on the sand when pulled big wheels first.”

Kid’s Beach Toys

It doesn’t matter where you’re heading with young children, it always pays to pack toys and games to keep them entertained. In previous articles such as this one we’ve picked out our favourite kid’s toys such as balls and buckets and spades, but how about something a little different for the more adventurous families? Did you know some bikes are built to deal with sand? Like this child’s beach bike by Firmstrong.

The Firmstrong Urban Boy Single Speed Beach Cruiser comes in sizes suitable from ages 3-8 with the option to add training wheels if needed. It’s wider wheels make it easier to push through the sand, keeping the kids active and entertained for hours.

This child’s beach bike is rated 4.9 stars out of 5 on Amazon and customers love it giving it praise such as, “the bike is awesome and extremely well made,” “Fantastic bike that was extremely easy to assemble,” and, “I would recommend this bike over any cheap bike at a local mass-retailer any day.”

If you have younger children, keeping them active all day isn’t as easy as sending them off on a ride. Ideally you need them to stay close to you and away from the water. So how about a little beach basketball equipment?

The Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set is ideal for keeping little ones on the go whilst encouraging their social, motor and coordination skills. Adjustable to 6 heights between 2 to 4 feet this beach basketball equipment is suitable from walking to around 5 years of age. The rim is oversized making it a little easier for them to score with the junior basketball.

This item has a whopping 1782 reviews on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. Customers rated this item for it’s varying heights and oversized rim keeping the kids entertained for hours. One customer simply says, “BEWARE- This Product Can Be Addictive For Little Kids.”

Adult’s Beach Toys

In this article last week we looked at sports equipment for the beach, from beach ball to volleyball it covered everything you’d expect to find on the beach. But what about some beach exercise equipment that’s a little more relaxing? Like this Sivan Health & Fitness 5-Piece Essentials Yoga Beginners Kit.

Complete with PVC yoga mat, carry bag, 2 EVA foam yoga blocks and a 6ft long reinforced cotton strap, this kit has everything you need for a little light exercise and relaxation at the beach.

68 Amazon customer reviews rate this yoga kit 4.2 stars out of 5. Some suggest the mat is a little thin, but this shouldn’t be a problem if used on soft sand. Overall though, customers liked this beach exercise equipment as it’s great value for money with one lady saying, “I really like this set as a basic starter set. The mat is perfect, and a great length, and the blocks work very well!”

So there we have our little guide to the beach for families. Making sure everyone is entertained is the number one way to ensure everybody has a great day out at the beach. As always, we’ve checked the reviews on these products to ensure great products for less money.