Beach camping gives you the chance to combine two wonderful things – spending time in nature through camping and enjoying everything that the beach has to offer. But for it to be a memorable experience, you should take into consideration some important factors like the weather, bugs, the tide etc. as these small things could easily ruin your fun.
Here are some important beach camping hacks you should know about:
Plan your trip according to good weather
Typically, summer time is ideal to be at the beach, although you’ll for sure be with a crowd. Yes, weather can be unpredictable but it’s still important that the forecast during the days of your trip is sunny skies. Slightly windy would be good, too, as this would help keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay.
You don’t want to be excited for a weekend of beach camping only to stay inside the tent for most of the time because it’s raining.
Research about your chosen location
You can just drive to a beach, pitch your tent, and enjoy the night sky full of stars with a campfire, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Plenty of beaches don’t allow camping, let alone build a campfire. It’s important to get familiar with the rules and regulations of your chosen location.
You can check the website or call the Parks and Recreation Department of the city you’re planning on visiting.
Know where to pitch your tent
Okay, great. Your chosen location allows beach camping and lighting a campfire. The next important thing is to learn about the beach’s tide lines so you know where to safely pitch your tent. You don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night with water seeping inside your tent!
Look for the water line and know how far the water rises during high tide. Ask a local, a lifeguard or a surfer to be sure.
Be sure you have shade
Unless where you’re camping is lined with palm trees where there will be plenty of shade, it’s important that you have somewhere you can “chill” when it’s too hot out. There are tents designed specifically for beach camping. You can also opt to bring an extra canopy tent for this.
Be sure to follow these important beach camping hacks to make sure your trip is fun and memorable – you don’t want a small inconvenience to ruin your plans!
Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living and many more. He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travellers and all outdoor-loving adventurers.
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