What's in my beach bag?
We live just 20-30 minutes from the ocean.
That's why I keep a beach bag packed and
ready with all the essentials I need stashed
on my closet floor. It eliminates the excuse...
it's too much trouble to get everything ready.
This big Vera Bradley bag has tons of
pockets both inside and out.
Inside are: 2 big fluffy beach towels,
a clear zip bag with essentials,
sunscreen, a thermal water bottle, and a
rubber visor that I can wear in the water.
Here's what's in my clear bag.
Comb, emery board, wet wipes, an empty
tennis can for collecting shells, rocks or sand.
A mini first aid kit, small Vaseline for
Special beach sun/reading glasses, tissues,
Advil/Tylenol. In addition to plenty of
sunscreen, the most important thing
I put in my beach bag is a container of
baby powder. Before you climb into
the car for the ride home, sprinkle some
on your hands and rub them over you feet
and legs. The powder causes the sand to
slide right off the skin. It also makes the
ride home more pleasant: the scent of
baby powder instead of salt, sweat,
Mini shampoo and conditioner. There are
showers right on the beach to rinse off
sand and salt. I often shampoo my hair right
there and let it air dry. That way if I'm
heading out to run errands on the way home
or we decide on dinner al fresco post beach
my hair won't end up in a tangled mess.
I even have a small container with soap.
A note pad and pen for whenever an idea
strikes. A little list of silly beach jokes. Fun
if with friends who have small children.
(list at the end)
This clear pouch was a repurposed dental
care package. It has slots to hold things in
place, and I can see at a glance whatever
I'm looking for inside.
Lots of quarters for the parking meters
right on the beach. Also in my bag is
Swiss army knife that can do anything.
They fit perfectly in the repurposed pill
container from the vet. Doesn't hurt that
it's blue too. I just covered the vet's logo
and info with a sticker.
A security string attached on my sunglasses
for that unexpected wave.
Last minute add-ins: my tablet and or latest
beach read, beverage, Iphone, keys, and
snacks. I'm already wearing my swimsuit
with a cover-up, flip flops, big hat,
sunglasses and a layer of sunscreen.
Love my Iphone. All my information is with
me all the time. Isn't it nice that we don't
need to carry a camera anymore?
My phone fits inside my Dooney & Bourke
eyeglass case. I tuck it into an outside pocket.
The inside pockets hold: my tablet, wallet,
keys, and Larry's wallet and phone.
The sunscreen goes into an end pocket to
easily grab for re-applications. I put
sunscreen on at home to give it the
necessary 20-30 minutes it needs to absorb
into my skin. Otherwise sweating during
sports or swimming will wash it off.
Everything inside. Just grab some snacks
and fill my drink glass with lots of ice and
water or lemonade to keep cool and
This makes it so easy to grab a few beach
hours whenever we are inspired to just
take off! The beach chairs and umbrella
are stowed just inside the garage doors....
wait, I think I want to grab a pool noodle too.
So worth it!
Here are those beach jokes for the kiddos.
They are so bad they're good.
Silly Beach Jokes For Kids
Q. What lies at the bottom of the ocean and shivers?
A. A nervous wreck.
Q. What do sharks love to eat?
A. Peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches.
Q. Where do sharks come from.
Q. What day of the week do fish hate most?
A. Fry day
Q. Why don't bananas like to sunbathe?
A. Because they have a tendency to peel.
Q. What do you call a man who spent all day at the beach?
A. A tangent.
Q. What game do baby fish play?
A. Salmon says.
Q. Why wasn't the girl afraid of the shark?
A. It was a man-eating shark.
Enjoy Your day!