Tips for going to the beach with kids
Australia is famous for its beautiful beaches and there are many that can be enjoyed along the various Victoria coast lines. Some of our favourite beach destinations for families are Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, Ocean Grove along the Bellarine Peninsula and Wye River on the Great Ocean Road. You also have the amazing 90 Mile Beach and Bells Beach to round out Victoria’s coastal offering.
Having undertaken a number of beach side adventures with our little man, here are our top tips: for going to the beach with kids
- A standard item on the baby change table is a staple in any good beach bag… baby powder that is. It will help remove the beach holiday nemesis, sand.
- To beat sand at its own game, pack your gear in a mesh bag.
- Take a clean, unused nappy to hide your valuables when you are in the water. I dare say there are few would be thieves out there that would be willing to take what appeared to be a “wrapped up parcel” (parents, you know what I mean!)
- Bring along coins for umbrella hire at any good beach. The sun is strong in Australia so get some relief when you are out of the water.
- Along those lines, do not forget to slip, slop, slap. Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat.
- Take along a bucket and spade for fun in the sun, and also as a practical item to wash down sand and muck in the absence of any showers at your beach destination.
- Pack a big bottle of water and snacks to save you packing up all of the gear for drink and meal breaks
- Take along a picnic rug or wooden/bamboo mat to put underneath your towel to put some distance between you and the sand.
- If you have a little one with you then it is sensible to bring along a muslim wrap or light sheet if they have a little nap to provide them with even more protection from harmful rays.
- And finally, build in some time for naps for all of the family because sun and surf combined has “snooze” written all over it.
Enjoy your sun filled adventure!