Can’t decide whether to go to the beach or camp in the woods? Why not enjoy the best of both worlds and plan and beach camping trip? More and more people are trying out this fun activity as they both get to enjoy the beach’s beauty but still experience the fun of camping. For your next beach camping trip, keep in mind these tips and tricks for a fun-filled and thrilling outdoor experience!
Know the weather forecast
You’re going on this trip to enjoy the sun and the waves, so it’s a no-brainer that your vacation will be ruined when it starts to pour and continues for the duration of your trip. Before going, be sure that the forecast confirms it will look bright and sunny. It’s also essential to track the tides. While it’s best to pitch your tent near the water, you don’t want the water to wash away your things when the tides get high.
Be ready for the beach
Packing for a camping trip is easy because you must know by now what the essentials are. A tent, a sleeping bag, food and water, cooking tools and other gear are important. But since you will be staying near the ocean, it’s crucial to pack some beach-specific essentials as well. One important tool you can add is a brush (don’t forget a dustpan!) – this will help clean off the sand from your tent. Another essential tool that’s ideal for bringing is sand stakes. While a tent would be easy to pitch on dirt, it could get more complicated with sand. Use stakes to assemble your tent quickly.
Bring sun protection
One thing that could potentially ruin your trip is the glaring sun. Unlike camping in the woods, there will be zero to a few trees that will serve as a shade when you’re sleeping by the shore. You would be lucky to find a spot that has shade all day long, but you should still come prepared. Bring a huge beach umbrella for sun protection when the sun is glaring. Don’t forget to pack some good sunscreen, shades and sun hats to protect your skin and yourself as well – nobody wants to go through the hassle of sunburn, which may even affect your trip!
You will surely enjoy your vacation camping at the beach with your friends with these excellent beach camping tips!