1. Tent and Tarp:
Make sure to bring a high-quality tent that is waterproof, durable, and designed for beach camping with stakes and poles that are suitable for the ground surface. A tarp should also be included for extra protection from sand and water.
Pack a pair of lightweight shoes that are both comfortable and suitable for long walks on the beach. Waterproof sandals are also a good idea to have in case of sudden downpours or unexpected waves.
Bring a spacious backpack with enough pockets and compartments to store all necessary items such as food, drinks, snacks, medication, and other supplies. Look for one that is lightweight yet strong enough to withstand harsh conditions.
4. Hiking Boots:
Invest in a pair of reliable hiking boots that will provide the right traction needed for off-roading along rocky trails near the beach. Make sure they’re waterproof so feet stay dry during wet weather conditions.
5. Food and Drinks:
Pack enough food and drinks to last the duration of the camping trip, with non-perishable options that are easy to prepare. Bring plenty of water in refillable bottles as well.
6. Cookware and Utensils:
Bring cookware such as pots and pans, a cutting board, knives, forks, spoons, plates and cups for meal preparation. Consider packing a portable stove or campfire grill as well.
7. Sleeping Bags and Mattress:
Make sure to bring along sleeping bags that will keep you warm throughout the night and provide ample cushioning against hard surfaces. A lightweight inflatable mattress can also be packed if desired.
8. First Aid Kit:
Including a first-aid kit with the necessary supplies is essential for any beach camping trip. Make sure to include bandages, antiseptic wipes, burn cream, pain relievers and other items.
Pack a bottle of sunscreen with at least SPF 50 to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays during extended time outdoors. Also consider bringing hats, sunglasses and lip balm.
Bring enough clothes that can be layered if needed and provide protection against natural elements. Bring waterproof ponchos or jackets just in case it rains unexpectedly.
Make sure to bring along a few flashlights equipped with extra batteries for those nighttime walks on the beach.
Pack necessary toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer and other items.
Don’t forget to pack swimsuits for those who plan on swimming in the ocean or nearby lake. Look for ones made with quick-drying materials that are designed to withstand saltwater.
14. Insect Repellent:
Insect repellent is a must when camping near beaches as bugs can be quite abundant during certain times of the year. Bring along sprays and lotions that are safe to use while outdoors.
15. Trash Bags and Disposable Gloves:
Bring along a few trash bags to collect any litter that is left behind. Consider packing some disposable gloves as well, just in case work needs to be done near the beach where messes occur.