We hit up the beach this past weekend knowing that soon the beach trips will be fewer and farther between now that the cold weather should be coming soon.There are a few things that make our beach going experiences the best they can be:You must have shovels. Shovels provide hours of digging entertainment.Shovels also come in handy when you need to dig a "sand crib" for your wandering toddler. Usually the pit is wider and deeper than what is shown in the picture but I took the picture before it was completed.Good waves. Waves are beautiful to watch, soothing to hear and fun to play in, ride on and swim through.Shell hunting is a favorite past time for our little ones. Just be sure and bring a container that seals to keep them in or they go all over your car. Also, make sure to rinse them and let them sit in the sun for a few days so they don't smell fishy.Exploring nearby tide pools and rocks is a must.Be sure and spend a lot of time looking around in the tide pools...lots of ocean life can be spotted.Bringing the right food to munch on is key for a prime beach experience.
Fresh french bread, buttery croissants, chocolate bars (melted on the bread, the French way to eat it, is a favorite), cookies, strawberries, pineapple, chips, chilled water and soda...all these things are a must when at the beach.
If you have a lot of guys tagging along be sure and bring more then less since the menfolk tend to gather around the food and munch a lot.Of course the best thing to have with you at the beach to make it a wonderful time is friends and/or family.We love the beach. Wanna come next time?