One of the easiest ways to have an amazing time with friends and family is to go on a beach camping trip. Camping is also a great way to get away from your everyday life for a short period and focus on having fun with those around you. The benefits of going camping can never be over-em[hasized. But one thing people ask is; what do you take on a beach camping trip in a tent?
There are many things you should always take on your beach camping trip, whether you are installing a tent. Some of these items include; personal items; Tent and sleeping gear, a battery or solar-powered radio, an extra swimsuit, life jackets, Sun protection, a camp stove, nylon rope, insect repellent, and a first aid kit. How do you use these items, or what are their benefits? Read on to learn more.
Checklist for a Beach Camping Trip in a Tent
I’ve been to the beach camping a few times, and it’s a great way to spend a weekend. One thing that can make or break your trip is what you bring with you. Here are some tips for what to bring on a beach camping trip:
1. Personal items
These include anything from toiletries to clothing and even food. If you’re going with someone else, make sure that you pack enough of everything for both of you in case one of you forgets something.
2. Tent and sleeping gear
A tent is one of the most important parts of any camping trip because it keeps out bugs, rain, and wind, all things that would make sleeping outside miserable. You will need a tent if you’re camping overnight, but many people don’t realize that they’ll need sleeping bags or blankets as well. You don’t want to be cold because your body couldn’t get enough warmth from its surroundings during the night.
3. Battery or solar-powered radio
If you have a portable radio, bring it along. A battery-powered radio is ideal if you’re going to be out of touch with civilization for an extended period. However, solar-powered radios are also good because they don’t require batteries that can die out unexpectedly and leave you without communication with the outside world.
4. An extra swimsuit
Even if you plan on staying dry most of the time while camping at the beach, it’s always good to have an extra swimsuit, just in case you need to cool off or go swimming in the ocean. You don’t want to get into trouble by accidentally leaving your only bathing suit behind at camp when you go swimming.
5. Sun Protection
Sun protection is very important, especially when you are going to the beach because there is no shade available at all times. The sun’s rays can cause sunburns which might lead to skin cancer later on in life so be sure to use a sunscreen lotion before stepping out in the sun for longer periods.
Sunscreen is essential for any type of outdoor activity, but especially so if you plan to spend lots of time outdoors during your beach camping trip. Sunburns aren’t fun and can ruin even the most enjoyable day at the beach.
6. Life Jackets
The first thing that comes to mind when people think about camping is the idea of being outdoors in nature. Life jackets are very important and you should never go on a boat without one. It can save your life in case of an accident. You can also wear it while swimming in the sea or any other body of water.
7. Camp Stove
The next thing you’ll want to pack is your camp stove. This will be used for cooking meals and keeping warm at night. There are many types of stoves out there, but I recommend getting one of the smaller ones that use propane canisters. These are easy to store and transport because they’re small enough to fit into most backpacks, and they’re also lightweight.
8. Nylon Rope
Take some nylon rope with you on your trip so that you can secure your campsite against animals, as well as other people who might try to steal from it while you’re away exploring the beach or surrounding area. This rope also comes in handy if someone gets lost or injured; it can be used for rescue purposes if necessary too.
9. First aid kit
Make sure that you bring at least one first aid kit with you when you go camping in a tent. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure that you have everything that could be needed for an emergency or injury.
10. Insect repellent
One of the most important things that you need while camping is insect repellent. There are many types of insects that can attack you while you’re out there, so it’s best to be prepared for them. Insect repellents can keep these pests away from your body. A good insect repellent will help keep these pests away while you enjoy the great outdoors. They also have other benefits, such as protecting your skin from sun damage.
Safety Tips for Camping on a Beach in a Tent
When you’re camping on a beach, there are some safety precautions to keep in mind. As long as you’re smart about it, camping on a beach is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Here are some things to take note of:
Check the weather forecast
Before heading out for your beach camping trip, check the weather forecast for where you’re going so that you know what conditions to expect at your destination. Beaches are subject to extreme weather like high winds and dangerous rip currents, so be sure to check tide reports before venturing out on shore with your family or friends.
Tent with caution
Use caution when setting up your tent close to water sources or high tides that could wash away your equipment if they recede during the night or wake you up in the morning by washing over your tent’s sides and flapping loudly against it.
Don’t set up camp on soft sand or loose dirt where an approaching storm could bury everything underneath a foot or more sand. If all else fails, use stakes and rope when setting up a tent on soft ground so that it doesn’t blow away in high winds.
Keep Your Tent Clean
One of the biggest hazards of camping on a beach is that sand can get into everything, including your food and other supplies. It’s best to keep everything in waterproof containers, but even then there will probably still be some sand getting into things while they’re outside during the day.
When packing up later in the day after being outside all day, make sure that everything gets packed into bags and sealed shut as tightly as possible so that no more sand can get in.
People have always loved to camp at the beach. There’s something special about pitching your tent in an extraordinary place and enjoying the beautiful scenery from your camping bed. It can be a pricey endeavor, with camping gear being anything but cheap these days. Fortunately, you can make the experience a lot cheaper, and still enjoy it as much, by packing smart and budgeting your way through the weekend.