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6 Essentials for a Great Day at the Beach

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

There are few things that are as fun and memorable as a day out at the beach with your family! Watching the kids play in the sand, listening to their squeals of delight (or surprise!) when the water comes in, and watching them splash around in their mermaid tails as they soak up some sun.

Of course, like any activity involving young kids, planning is paramount! You need to make sure you have everything packed and ready to go before you head out to the beach to make sure that everyone can stay safe while they’re having fun. So, we made you a checklist of must-have items for a day at the beach. You’re welcome!

Sun Protection

Living in Australia, we know how important it is to stay safe under the sun! A combination of sunscreen and covering clothing or swimwear will help you stay safe from harmful UV rays and avoid those painful sunburns. We recommend using a sunscreen of SPF 50 or higher, which you can combine with a one-piece suit, hats, rashies, or other cover-ups!


Appropriate footwear can make or break a day at the beach! Make sure you bring comfortable shoes to slip on and off in the sand, as well as some water shoes that are light, non-slip, and flexible.


There are endless options for great toys to bring to the beach! Building castles in the sand is easiest with sand molds, or the classic bucket and shovel! Water squirt toys can also provide a lot of fun. Boogie boards to surf in the shallows are another great option!


These are an absolute necessity! Whether you’ll use them to stretch out on the sand or to dry off the kids when they come out of the water, towels are a must-have for any beach trip. It’s also a great idea to have a spare towel for the ride home, to keep your car seats from getting damp or sandy! Hooded towels are another great option that can come in a range of colours and print to match your child’s personality while keeping them toasty and warm.

Sand-Proof Bag

All these beach essentials will need to be carried onto the beach with you somehow! So what better way than with a stylish and convenient sand-proof bag? Make sure you pick up one large enough to fit all of your stuff and at the end of the day you can unload it, shake off the sand, and fold it into a small pouch – ready for the next beach trip!

Dream Blue Mermaid Tails

Of course, no beach trip would be complete without one of Dream Blue’s Mermaid Tails!

With these beach day essentials, you’re guaranteed to have a great time with your family!



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