There’s nothing quite like loading the family and all of your toys into the car and heading off for a fun-filled day at the beach. With more than thirty-four thousand kilometres of coastline to explore in Australia, there are countless beaches for you to visit. In fact, the country is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, many of which are great for swimming and playing in the sand with your kids.
To ensure that you and your kids get the very most from your next day at the beach, it’s important that you plan in advance. Whether you want to relax on the sand, have a picnic, go swimming, go paddling in your inflatable kayak, explore the rock pools or simply go for a pleasant coastal walk with the children, you need to make sure that you have everything that you need and that you know where you are going before you leave. Being organised will help you and your kids to have lots of fun at the beach while staying safe at the same time.
Let’s take a look at a few useful tips to help you to explore Australia’s beaches with your kids, no matter where in the country you are based.
Stay Sun Safe
Before you head off on your beach adventure, make sure that you have everything you need to keep you and your children safe from the sun’s rays. Sunscreen is essential, and UV-protective clothing is always a good idea, particularly with younger children. Sunglasses will help to protect your kid’s eye from the sun and be sure to use a cord to keep them in place and prevent them from getting lost or damaged. Finally, if you plan on spending a long time on the sand, be sure to consider a beach shelter where you can seek out some shade when you need it.
Bring Some Toys
A long day at the beach might sound like the perfect family day out, however, it’s important to remember that children can get bored quickly. To keep them entertained and occupied throughout the day, make sure that you pack plenty of toys to keep them busy. Beach bats, a football, swim toys or even the classic bucket and spade are a great addition to any family’s beach set up. If you have older kids who might not want to spend the day running around burning off all of that excess energy, encourage them to bring a book or some music so they can relax and enjoy the sunshine in peace.
Pack A Picnic
Some beaches are better set up than others when it comes to access to food, drinks and other refreshments. Even if there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, the price of keeping the family fed throughout the entire day can quickly rack up. To save some money and to ensure that you have everything you need to keep everyone full, be sure to pack a picnic. Sandwiches or salads are always a good idea. Alternatively, if the beach you are going to permits outdoor cooking, a beach barbecue will always go down a treat.
Check The Conditions
When you are choosing which beach to go to, it’s worth having a quick look at the conditions before you head off. If the surf is going to be up, you might be better off at a beach where the water will be calmer. Likewise, if it’s going to be particularly windy at a big open beach, you might find a calmer, more sheltered beach instead. Lastly, be sure to check the tides so you know how much space you are likely to have to work with, especially on smaller beaches that have less sand real estate.
Make Sure Your Next Family Beach Outing Is One To Remember
To ensure that your next family day out at the beach is one to remember, be sure to plan and prepare in advance. Following the tips outlined above, you can ensure that you and your kids have fun, stay safe and get the very most out of your next day at the beach.
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