Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back seat feature.
Coronavirus hasn’t been great at all for both national and international travelling. Along with places in heavy lockdown, non Covid affected areas are still feeling the repetitive nature of this troubling time. I’ve found beaches are the best way to have a day out and take a break without travelling (restrictions permitting). Below is how to have the most fun with you and your kids next time you head to the beach.
To have a perfect day at the beach you definitely can’t under pack. Food, entertainment and comfort are all things you need to consider before going out. Making food is still possible on a day out at the beach, with solar ovens and portable grills. Grilling on the beach is a great way to make some snags for the family and get the kids involved at the same time. The most important thing you must bring is an eski with water bottles, because nothing’s worse than being dehydrated at the beach.
Activity wise any beach can provide endless fun whether there’s waves or not. If there’s some big waves, boogie boards are easy to use for anyone – no matter how much experience and are loads of fun. If the waves are flat, stand up paddle boards are great for a lot of fun in a calm environment. Try to plan to go when it’s low tide so the kids can skim board, play family beach sports like cricket, have more space to set up, and not have to worry about your belongings getting wet.
The last and most important thing you need to pack for is comfort when going on a beach day. Stand up umbrellas are a must bring to get shade after being in the sun for hours. Beach lounges are also a must bring if you want to tan or just sit down without getting sand all over you. Whilst laying around in beach lounges always be sun smart and don’t risk it. Zinc, waterproof sunscreen and hats are always a must to keep safe.
It’s getting hotter as we move closer to summer so get the family out and have a good time!
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