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Listmania! Let’s Hit the Beach!

By Glinda

Ahhhh, summertime! To me, summer is synonymous with sun, sand, and water.  Or even two out of those three. Here are some things to help you enjoy whatever combination you find yourself in.

PhotobucketSunday Afternoon’s Kid’s Bucket Hat UPF 50I own this hat (in tan, no flowers over here!) and I have to say it is fabulous. The brim is very wide, and actually covers the back of the Munchkin’s neck. It is washable, crushable, lightweight, and has those all-important ventilation holes.

PhotobucketKettler Digger on Wheels Dual Action Lever Digger Yes, it’s a wee bit pricey, but this is too cool.

PhotobucketCastle Bucket Set This is a nice, basic, fairly cheap set. Great for babies and toddlers, and I guarantee that watering can will be a big hit.

PhotobucketComplete Sand & Water Beach Play Set And here we have the “on steroids” version to the one above.

PhotobucketSunny Striped Tri-fold Beach Mat A cute and roomy straw beach mat that when folded up, doubles as a tote! The price is definitely right on this one. One for me, please!

PhotobucketLarge Lighthouse Zip Top Tote Take it from someone who has lived near the beach her whole life, the right bag makes all the difference. Waterproof nylon, smaller mesh pockets inside, and a zip top are what you need.

PhotobucketRainbow Beach Umbrella with Carry Bag This giant 8 foot umbrella is a must so that everyone will fit under it! Good thing it comes with a carrying bag, because that is one big umbrella! And, due to its sheer bodacity, it is recommended that you get an anchor for it as well.

PhotobucketSanta Cruz Large Insulated Cooler Tote  Forget the bulky and difficult-to-lug from the parking lot hard sided coolers.  I like the bag ones because I can stuff more into them than the square ones.

PhotobucketMe Talk Pretty One Day  Yes, it is an old book.  But, it is perfect for beach reading with its little vignettes so that you don’t have to worry about losing the “plot,” and is truly one of the funniest books I have ever read.


2 Responses to “Listmania! Let’s Hit the Beach!”

  1. dgm Says:

    Packing for the beach can get complicated and if it’s crowded, parking can be a be-yotch especially at the little local spots. My 5 y.o. and (almost) 10 y.o. old have to carry their own stuff like little pack-mules.

    I’d like to add:
    that giant, long-handled shovel for $5. Kids love those things so they can dig to China; and the folding beach chair that straps on like a backpack. Absolutely essential.

  2. raincoaster Says:

    Oh, what different worlds we live in. No beach balls? No tunes? No sports equipment, not so much as a boogie board?

    And, of course, because I live in Canada we also take wetsuits, jackets, and thermoses of coffee, except right in Vancouver where you can get lattes at the beach concession stands.

    My thinking is this: with a sand castle set, a kid can play alone. With a beach ball or frisbee, the kid can make new friends. In fact, if his parents won’t play with him, he pretty much HAS to. This is part of the whole going-to-the-beach experience. The power of the beach ball is not to be underestimated!

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