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what are the essentials for camping on the beach?

Posted by admin | Adventure | Monday 1 November 2010 8:58 am
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Question by dudetz: what are the essentials for camping on the beach?
Going with some friends for the weekend

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Answer by thats_not_fair
Armored guards!

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


  1. Comment by iNsTaNt pUdDiNhEaD — November 1, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    One essential would be to camp well above high tide line. ;)

  2. Comment by dmitridima — November 1, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    Tent, sleeping bags, firewood, food and drinks, sunblock, flashlights, and a way to get there!

  3. Comment by Dorene M — November 1, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    Make sure you have your sleeping bag, radio, or ipod to keep you company. Always make sure you bring marshmellow for the fire while sitting around telling stories. Bring off for the mosquito.Make sure you bring food, water for drinking or for showering. And make sure you bring tissue.

  4. Comment by tina cee — November 1, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    of course you need to bring:

    * sunblock — spf greater than 50 is fine, though it’ll be more expensive
    * food and drinks — yumm… who wants to eat? :)
    * radio, magazines or anything that will make you relax while you lay yourself under the sun
    * sleeping bags
    * clothes
    * tent
    * anti-mosquito lotions (just be very careful, ask a doctor to prescribe you a good one since ive read an article few months ago and researchers found that some anti-mosquito lotions burn the skin)
    * toiletries
    * a cute hat, maybe
    * camera and phone (do not forget the chargers, and spare batteries or just make sure they’re charged before you leave your house)
    * marshmallows. haha.

    enjoy your camp!

  5. Comment by campaholicone2000 — November 1, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Beach camping isn’t much different than camping in the woods, except for a couple of things:

    1. Sand. It gets everywhere.
    We usually bring a folding table to keep all the food / dishes / cookware on, just to keep everything up and away from the sand.
    Also, make sure you have a good tarp / groundcloth under your tent. Sand is VERY abrasive, and without a groundcloth, you can really do some damage to the tent floor.
    Bring an extra tarp along too, and make it the first thing you unpack. Spread it out on the sand, and hold the corners down with rocks. You can use it as a staging area for all your other gear - and lay the packs, tents, etc. on it until you’re all set up. It will keep extra sand from getting into everything while you work. We often leave that tarp set up to use as a “Sand Free Zone” for different uses during the trip.

    2. Wind. Make sure you keep things closed up well when you aren’t using them - wind gusts will kick sand up really quickly.

    3. Sun. Wear sunblock even on cloudy days! Set up an EZ Up or other type of sun shelter - it can be placed over your cooking area in case of rain, and you can use it to keep from getting sunburned on hot days.

    Have fun!

  6. Comment by wyomingcowgirl — November 1, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    lots of insect spray!!! flip flops,shorts,sweatshirts,sleeping bag,pillow,jeans
    lots of food,firewood,flashlights,lantern
    Have fun!!

  7. Comment by snow — November 1, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    sun block, bug spray, good air mattrasses sand is hard for sleeping, foot long tent pegs!,sun shower to wash up with

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