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If you are heading to the beach in Destin, there are some essential items to bring to make sure you have a stress-free and fun-filled day. This is especially important if you have got the kids in tow. One forgotten thing has the potential to ruin the whole day and send you packing back to the car before you have even settled in.

To make sure you do not forget to bring anything it is always a good idea to create a beach day checklist you can refer to before you leave. Everyone’s checklist will probably look a little different, but there are certain essentials you will always want to bring along. Read on for an example of everything you might want to bring on your next beach day with the family.

1. Sun Protection

If you only bring one thing to the beach, this should be it. Sun protection is crucial to make sure nobody gets sunburn or even worse sunstroke. For kids, the higher the SPF the better, you will probably want at least a 50.

2. Beach Toys

When you are bringing the kids to the beach, you will need to make sure you keep them entertained. This can be partly achieved by making sure you bring some children’s toys. Buckets and spades for making sandcastles, snorkels for snorkeling, and things like pickle-ball bats are all great examples.

3.  Money for Activities

Especially in Destin, you never know what a day at the beach might entail. For this reason, you should always make sure to be prepared for any spontaneous activities you might want to try. Bring money for Destin pontoon boat rentals, dolphin tours, parasailing, or a snorkel tour.

4. Beach Chairs and Towels

When you are heading to the beach for the day, comfort is key. As you cannot predict how you will be feeling from one hour to the next, it is important to be prepared for every eventuality. This is why it is good to bring both towels and chairs, in case you want to sit, lay, or alternate between the two.

5. Plenty of Snacks

No matter when or where you are planning on eating, it is always a good move to make sure to be stacked with plenty of snacks. Destin has so many amazing restaurants, but kids can get hungry and moods can change in a minute. If you are planning on a later activity such as a sunset cruise or a sunset dolphin cruise, you will want to make sure you have got enough food to keep the whole family going until then.

6. Water

If you are going to be out in the sun all day, then hydration is super important. Not drinking enough water when you are running around and sitting in the sun can lead to severe dehydration. Make sure to pack plenty of water, and a cooler full of other refreshments if possible.

Your Best Destin Beach Day Checklist

There is nothing better than a day at the beach. To make sure everything goes off without a hitch, follow our beach day checklist so you don’t forget a thing. If you are heading to the beach, give us a call to inquire about a Destin pontoon boat rental, dolphin boat tour, and other dolphin excursions.

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