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Five Best Beach Camping Basics For Great Summer Seaside Camping Trips

Updated on November 3, 2010

The beach is one of people’s favorite places to go especially during the summer season. It’s always a fun place to take it easy, feel the breeze, swim, surf or get a tan. If you want to get a really fun time with your friends or with the whole family, you can go beach camping.

Like camping anywhere else, you have to be well-prepared, bring things for food, drink and shelter. It’s always fun to have barbecues and other grilled food at the beach along with ice-cold drinks so you might as well bring an outdoor grill and a camping cooler for your favorite beverages. Besides, it’s also good to have lots of cold drinks around to prevent dehydration and heat strokes which may happen due to very high temperatures. Also don’t forget to bring stuff for protection such as sunblock, insect repellent, moisturizing lotion, umbrellas and a first aid kit. Your first aid kit must include things like burn ointment, ice packs and a bottle of ammonia for burns, dehydration and fainting respectively. If you want, you can also bring portable camping fans.

When it comes to spending the night out in the beach, it’s also recommended that you bring a sleeping bag and an outdoor mat with you as it can be pretty cold during the night. Outdoor mats can also serve you well during the day when you lay yourself out under the sun for that perfect tan. To give you more ideas, here are some very important things to have at beach camp.

One Touch Push Up Easy Setup Beach Shelter 8 Feet Tent Better than Pop Up Easier when Fold Up
One Touch Push Up Easy Setup Beach Shelter 8 Feet Tent Better than Pop Up Easier when Fold Up

One Touch Push Up Easy Setup Beach Shelter 8 Feet Tent Better than Pop Up Easier when Fold Up

When it comes to camping, it doesn’t matter where you go, you’ll always need a tent to shelter you from the harsh elements of the outdoors. But when it comes to beach camping, you’ll need something to keep your skin protected from the onslaught of UV rays. UV rays are known to cause lots of skin problems like burns, wrinkles, premature aging and even skin cancer. This beach camping tent by Leberna features 3-sided UV protection with its durable polyurethane taffeta material that’s rated with a UV protection factor of 50+. With this, you’ll stay protected from 98 percent of harmful UV rays. This tent is also flame-retardant to keep you safe just in case a part of the place gets on fire literally. This tent is great for camping trips with the whole family; it even offers a very generous height of 8 feet to allow people to stand inside it. To provide you with maximum camping convenience, this tent also comes with pin-and-ring system that makes assemble a breeze.

Sunny Striped Tri-fold Beach/picnic Mat
Sunny Striped Tri-fold Beach/picnic Mat

Sunny Striped Tri-fold Beach/picnic Mat

Outdoor mats can serve you a lot of purposes, you can use them while for taking short naps when you don’t want a bed that’s thick and gets you closer to the sun-exposed tent roof. You can also use outdoor mats for idle times of relaxation in the late afternoons while watching the sunset or for lying down under the sun while getting a tan. This mat is just perfect for all those and your other beach camping activities. This mat unfolds to a length of 12 feet, a width of 10 feet and a thickness (or thinness) of 1.5 inches. It comes in a wide variety of cheerful colors for you to choose from to suit your destination. When not in use, this outdoor mat can be folded into a tote bag as it has its ties and handles which makes it very convenient for campers.

Texsport Heavy Duty Camp 24" X 16" Grill
Texsport Heavy Duty Camp 24" X 16" Grill

Texsport Heavy Duty Camp 24" X 16" Grill

With the sun shining, the waves crashing on the shore and the warmth of the sand, nothing quite completes the beach camping scene much like a hot grill and a box of chilled beverages. If you want to enjoy your beach camp more, you’ll want to bring a grill on which to cook your food like barbecues or fish. Get a hold of this Texsport camp grill. It measures 2 feet long and 16 inches wide. It’s made of high quality, sturdy, welded steel that will last you for several years even through countless fires. Celebrate your time together with your loved ones with freshly cooked steaks, pork chops and other mouth-watering delights. This grill is also very comfortable for campers because its legs fold underneath it when not in use for easy storage.

Coleman 62-Quart Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (Blue)
Coleman 62-Quart Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (Blue)

Coleman 62-Quart Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (Blue)

You don’t want to be languishing under the sun due to the heat and lack of water, do you? To prevent dehydration and other heat-related problems, get a cooler filled with your favorite ice-cold beverages. Get something that won’t give up on you like this Coleman cooler. It’s made of very durable material that resists abrasions and dents to provide you with reliable protection for your drinks. It features a storage capacity of 62 quarts – that pretty much amounts to 85 cans of soda. This cooler is so reliable that it can keep drinks on ice for five straight days. This cooler also features wheels for easy moving from place to place. If you’re going to use this somewhere unstable like on the road or on a boat, you can also put your drinks comfortable on the top which features four beverage holders.

Mosquite Repellent Mini Lantern, Clear, 8 Hour
Mosquite Repellent Mini Lantern, Clear, 8 Hour

Mosquite Repellent Mini Lantern, Clear, 8 Hour

When going camping along the beach, don’t forget to bring a light source to light up your camp after sundown. But wouldn’t it be better if your light source could provide you with extra features aside from light? Enter the Mosquite Repellent Mini Lantern. This lantern not only provides you with long-lasting light of up to eight hours, it also provides you with protection from beach bugs and mosquitoes and the diseases they bring like dengue and malaria. It runs on replaceable butane cartridges and is able to keep a 15-square foot area free of harmful insects. This lantern gives off a soft glow that’s good enough to illuminate your way to the outdoor toilet while allowing you to drift off to sleep. Don’t forget to bring this along when spending the night by the beach for your convenience and protection.


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    Kelly Kline Burnett 

    7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

    Great Hub! Thank you! I now want to go camping!


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