What to pack for a Family Beach Day + Free Printable!

What to pack for a Family Beach Day

What to Pack for a Family Beach Day is in collaboration with Pitchi.

One thing I love about living in Newcastle is the close proximity we live to beaches.

We’re so close to Redhead, Merewether and Caves Beach amongst others – we can be at the beach within a 10-15 minute drive which is such a treat.

Taking the kids to the beach is great, Miss M loves the outdoors and we started her with swimming lessons when she was 6 months old.

Packing for a family beach day can take some real preparation though.  Well packing for any day out with a baby and a 2 year old can be a challenge!

I’ve put together this free printable so you can ensure you have everything you need if you’re heading to the beach with your family.  This also applies to family beach holidays of course too.

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable

Need inspiration for buying things to take on a beach break?  I’ve just discovered Pitchi.  Pitchi is an innovative online selling space designed to help showcase, promote and sell new products brought to life by micro­businesses.

Products are showcased via videos and it’s a great place to discover new products from around the world.

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable Knotty Towels

I found these Knotty Towels on Pitchi here.  They’re so colourful and really big so great for lying on the sand or wrapping up the kids after a dip in the sea.

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable Sand-free beach Quicksand mat

Or how about this innovative sand-free beach Quicksand mat?  It traps the sand underneath the mat – amazing!  I’d love to test that out.

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable Cricket Cooler Esky

I’ve included a cooler in my checklist – somewhere to keep drinks, snacks and even your sunscreen cool and dry.  This Cricket Cooler is pretty multi-purpose and great for a game with the kids!

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable Sunny Jim UV Shade

A UV sunshade is a must for every family at the beach – I love this chic and functional one from Sunny Jim.

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable Just Add Noodles Pool Float

Or if you’re not close to a beach but have access to a swimming pool, how about relaxing with one of these Just Add Noodles pool floats.  Although it might be more appropriate for a rare day at the pool without the kids J

These are the kind of products that you wouldn’t usually find in a store – it’s great to have access to such a wide range and to utilise the videos to actually see them in action too.

What are your tips for planning a family beach day?

What to pack for a Family Beach Day - lovefrommim.com Family Beach Holiday Checklist Printable Pitchi

Linked to You Baby Me Mummy and Mr & Mrs T Plus Three

 

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8 Comments

  1. debsrandomwritings
    14th February 2016 / 6:02 am

    Hi Mim, long gone (thankfully) are the days when we used to take half the house to the beach. We spent as much time getting organised as we did at the beach!

    As soon as the children were old enough I encouraged them to pack and carry their own bags with some bits in, it’s amazing how little they wanted to take then.

    Sand free beach mats would go down a treat in this house as we seem to bring home half the beach every time we go!

    xx

    • 14th February 2016 / 10:44 am

      Ooh I dream of a beach day when the kids pack and carry their own things ha ha! x

  2. Robyn
    14th February 2016 / 10:23 am

    I definitely need to get hold of a UV shade for my little fellow. He’s a sparsely-haired red-head with the fairest skin I’ve ever seen, I’m nearly afraid to bring him out in daylight hours, haha! Handy printable, it reminds me that we really should organise a first aid kit now that we have a little one :/

    • 14th February 2016 / 10:43 am

      Thanks lovely! Ah yes we couldn’t live without our UV shade now :) x

  3. 19th February 2016 / 6:15 pm

    The sand free mats look great, there’s nothing worse than biting into your sandwich and getting those gritty bits! I don’t think I’d get a look in with the noodle floats with my three around! Love a good old beach day and looking forward to summer when we can go and not be in full waterproofs (hopefully!) #TheList

    • 19th February 2016 / 6:31 pm

      Ha yes, my kids and husband would beat me to the pool noodles too I bet! x

    • 21st February 2016 / 11:45 am

      Oh that’s a very good point! x x

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