Well, I havent ever camped at the beach, but I have been plenty of times. If I were going camping at the beach, here are some things I know I would bring along with me.
- Fishing poles
- Beach towels
- Sand toys (if you have kids)
- A mesh bag is great to keep toys in. You can just dunk it in the lake or ocean when your done to rinse off the sand before packing it up.
- Life Jackets
- Beach Chairs
My husband and I always wanted to go beach camping but never did. I guess the thing was the parks where we went, it wasn't allowed. And now that we have kids, I wouldn't take the chance so close to water.
But I was wondering about the tide. There are lots of places where the tide comes and goes. What happens to the tent? Does everything outside get all wet in the night.
I have never done beach camping either. The list in the post before mine looks good. I have taken the girls to our beach here. But it was for swimming, not camping. I would wonder about the tide. They can usually last for a few hours. I bring plenty of drinks and towels.
We are in California and beach camp a lot, The things I bring are extra towels
and some sort of shade cover, tarp or EZup. Usually the tide is NOT a problem
except for Pismo beach (if you happen to be going there) ALSO SUNSCREEN!
I have tent camped on the beach, but unfortunately the weather turned yucky the first night we were there. We packed up and left. I do know a very important thing would be to have a mat outside the tent and a plastic bin to put your shoes in before you enter the tent-it helps reduce the amount of sand you get in your tent.
I have never camped on the beach before. It's something I would love to try. The suggestions for a mat sound like just the thing to collect sand. It keep the extra sand outside the tent, not inside. Weather and wind both play a part for beach camping.