When you think about packing for a trip to the beach you can be sure that the essentials will be on the list. Items such as beach chairs, beach tents, and kids equipment are a given, but did you know there’s plenty of beach equipment available to help make a trip to the beach easier that you might not have on your list? From beach essential cooking gear to outrageously cool beach equipment, let’s have a look at some other items you should consider packing to keep your beach trips running smoothly.
Cooking Beach Equipment
It’s not unusual to see families tucking into a picnic on the beach, packed away in a cool box, hoping the sandwiches stay pleasantly cool. How about if you could cook the family a proper cooked lunch, served piping hot, all whilst relaxing on the beach? The Bayou Classic Single Burner Patio Stove will allow you to do just that. Pasta? Stirfry? Eggs? A healthy lunch that you know the kids will want to eat is totally possible.
This stove has a 16 inch x 16 inch cooking surface with a heavy duty steel frame making it sturdy yet portable. It holds up to 120lb in weight making it suitable for cooking pretty much anything.
Rated 4.4 stars out of 5 on amazon, and with 535 reviews it seems most customers are very pleased with this little burner. Some critics suggest that the flame can be blown out quite easily by the wind, but the overwhelming response is five stars for this essential piece of backpacking beach equipment.
And how about some portable cookware to use with it? This Portable Camping Cookware Set comes with a selection of pots and pans, made from anodized aluminium, and mixing equipment all inside a little mesh bag. The handles on the pans are foldable for ultimate portability. Rated 4.7 stars on Amazon, customers are pleased with how lightweight and useful they are.
But if your looking for that ‘home away from home’ feel, look no further than the Coleman Pack-Away® Deluxe Camp Kitchen.
This incredible piece of cooking beach equipment includes space for a table top stove, a paper towel holder, condiment rack, removable sink basin, pantry shelf and lantern hook. What more do you need? Built with a heavy-duty, rust-resistant frame this kitchen folds away compactly and is fairly lightweight at just 24lb for the whole thing.
The kitchen measures 74.5×64.20 (WxHxD) so is plenty big enough for portable cooking.
Rated 4.2 stars out of 5, customers rated this kitchen on it’s sturdiness, durability and functionality. Customers biggest concern was that the kitchen roll holder doesn’t stay attached for long, since the suction cups seem to give up, but overall this piece of kit does the job and is one piece of cool beach equipment. Who says you can’t pack the kitchen sink?
Pop-up Beach Equipment
When you get to the beach, you don’t really want to spend half of the morning assembling all of your equipment. After all, it’s supposed to be making your day easier, not adding work. That’s why a lot of the equipment we review here is often pop-up beach equipment.
Like this brilliant Genji Sports Anti-UV Sun Shelter. We’ve featured Genji here on the Beach Tent Store many times before because their products are highly rated on Amazon. And this little tent is no exception. This tent has a maximum height of 39″ and 88″ length and is lined with anti-UV silver coating, making it ideal for children or pets to shelter from the midday sun. It pops up in a second and folds back down in about 5* making it super handy when the kids are running around. And weighing in at 2lb you’ll barely know you’ve got it.
This snazzy looking tent has a rating of 3.7 stars on Amazon with customers rating its quick and easy assembly, with the *biggest criticism being that it is difficult to fold back down with ease. Overall customers loved this little tent.
And whilst we’re looking at pop-up beach equipment, how about this little pop-up football goal for the kids? Over 4 foot wide and 3 foot high when unfolded, this little goal offers hours of fun and fitness for the kids on the beach. Fortunately for parents it only weighs 2.5lb so you’ll hardly know you’re carrying it.
Rated 4.4 stars on Amazon, this little goal is loved for providing fun and football for the younger kids.
British Beach Equipment
Of course, not all trips to the beach wind up being sun havens. If you are visiting the likes of the UK, there’e some chance you may encounter some unwanted rain downpours, so it’s always a good idea to pack some essentials for wet weather.
Firstly, It seems obvious to protect your valuables, so we think this Lightweight Waterproof Smartphone case is perfect.
Compatible with all major smartphones, this case is 100% waterproof for up to 100 feet. Made with biodegradable TPU material, it also protects your phone from dust and sand too; ideal for a day at the beach.
Whilst inside the case your phone is still fully functional, allowing you to make and receive calls and text messages and connect to your social media.
This case is rated 4.6 stars on Amazon and customers are very pleased with how well it works, with one customer even posting a video of her successful trial run. Some customers mention how successful the case is even whilst kayaking and snorkelling which means that you needn’t leave your valuables behind if you’re planning on any water sports.
If you’re looking for backpacking beach equipment to withstand all weather, or an every day beach hack to save your valuables then this pouch is perfect.
Talking of saving your valuables, it’s not unusual for some of us to take a DSLR on vacation to catch those precious family memories. Unfortunately your camera isn’t going to fit into your smartphone pouch, so why not take a look at this Professional Rain Cover by Altura Photo? Ideal British beach equipment, this cover fits all major camera brands including Canon, Nikon and Fuji.Professional Rain Cover by Altura Photo
Rated 4.3 stars customers described this little item as a “great item, great quality and best value.”
So there we have our alternative list of beach essentials that will make any beach vacation that bit easier and you probably never knew they existed?! Be sure to put them on your list the next time you plan a trip to the beach and be prepared to relax!