Wednesday, July 11, 2018

beach car tips

For many families, summer means making a road trip to the beach. My family loves the beach. Noah’s first beach trip was when he was two months old. We went again when he was eight months old and he was with me in the ocean. Going to the beach, while extremely fun can also be extremely messy. Not everyone stays at a beach front hotel. Some of my favorite beaches don’t even have hotels. You may have to drive your car to the beach. 

There’s the sand. Sand is messy. You think you have it all off and you miss a spot. It typically gets on everything. My mom has sand in her trunk often. She keeps the noodles and Noah’s sand toys and everything we bring to the beach in her trunk. Definitely invest in weather liners for your car so you can remove them and dump out the sand as needed. They are also great for snow. If you are in a rental car use trash bags on the floors. It’s better than nothing and they work in a pinch. Make sure you use the foot showers at the beach to remove the excess sand. 

There’s a good chance there will not be a proper changing room so you will likely be in your wet swimming suit. Use towels to protect the seats. You can also use blankets. I like to walk along the beach a bit to dry off some. The warm sun will dry you quickly. 

Bring bags for shells you find. I like using bags with zip tops so i don’t lose the shells or end up with more sand. Bring frozen bottles of water. You would be surprised how quickly they will melt in the sun. 

Apply sunscreen before going to the beach so it has time to absorb before you are out in the sun. You don’t want to get sunscreen on your seats. Bring the bottle in case you need to apply more. 

Time at the beach doesn’t have to make a mess of your car with these tips. 

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