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Gear List for Beach Camping


Beach camping is a fantastic way to really enjoy the recreation that the beach has to offer. It offers campers a completely different camping experience. In addition to some of the usual camping items campers will need to be prepared with a few specific items for their beach camping experience. Here is a basic beach camping gear guide to get you started packing for your beach camping trip.

  1. Tent and all accompanying equipment
  2. Tarp to place under the tent to protect from water
  3. Rain fly or tarp to cover the tent in the event of rain or spray from the beach
  4. Tent Anchors to secure the tent in case of wind, small bags filled with sand and buried work well
  5. Rope, works well as a clothesline and serves many other purposes
  6. Sleeping Bags
  7. Sleeping Mat or Mattress
  8. Blankets and Pillows
  9. Camp Chairs
  10. Small Broom, this will make it much simpler to remove any sand that got into your tent during the day
  11. Saw
  12. Knife or Multi-Tool
  13. First Aid Kit, double check that your kit is complete before leaving
  14. Maps and Local trail guides
  15. Flashlights and Lanterns, be sure to bring extra fuel for your lanterns
  16. Matches
  17. Firewood
  18. Camp Stove and Cooking Equipment
  19. Water Bottles
  20. Water, bring plenty of water because you may not have easy access to facilities while beach camping
  21. Food, plan ahead for your meals and bring plenty of food for your trip
  22. Trash Bags, be prepared to practice Leave-No-Trace camping while beach camping
  23. Dish Soap, Pan and Sponge, in order to limit garbage bring reusable dishes and be prepared to wash them
  24. Toilet Paper, it is possible that there may be no facilities while beach camping
  25. Shovel
  26. Sunscreen, which is especially important during the summer when the sun is strongest
  27. Sunglasses, also important for sun safety to protect your eyes
  28. Hat
  29. Beach Umbrella
  30. Insect Repellant
  31. Towels, when traveling to the beach it is best to pack extra towels as a precaution
  32. Personal Health and Hygiene items, including any medication needed as well as soap and shampoo
  33. Clothing, be prepared for changing weather, which means bringing clothes for rain and layering
  34. Bathing Suits, an essential item if you are planning on enjoying the beach atmosphere
  35. Beach play items, this can include a frisbee, snorkels, wind surfing equipment and any other activity you plan on enjoying during your beach trip
  36. Life Jackets, if you plan on playing on the water or going boating it is essential to have a life jacket for each person in your party
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