What’s In My Beach Bag?

So, what’s in my beach bag…

Holidaying as a family of 4 I need a massive beach bag to ferry around everyone’s bits and bobs. This Joules beach bag is perfect for such a job and I was really surprised at how big it is. It isn’t the most practical colour, however, having been used for 11 days at the beach and by the pool I’m happy to say it is still white and not marked.

So the first essential for my beach bag is a bucket and spade for the little ones, we bought these on holiday for around a pound and they went everywhere with us.

My sunglasses are old and from New Look, I don’t really like them as I think they are too big for my pea head but I figured I would use them as I would probably end up losing them or breaking them and at £6 they are easily replaced.

This picnic blanket was a god send to use on the beach as it was durable and comfortable. I bought this one from Home Bargains (£3.99)  and am really glad I took it away with us. I would say this was certainly an essential for my beach bag.

Amelie suffers with ear infections and also glue ear, it is painful so I am always cautious not to get water in her ears. I was sent these Swim Seal Ear Drops to review on our holiday and totally recommend them for the children (they are suitable for adults too). They were easy to administer and kept the water out of Amelie’s ears, you simply apply 2 or 3 drops into each ear before you hit the pool or shower to prevent trapped water, which can lead to ear infections. I felt confident letting her go under water after I had put a couple of drops in each ear. I’m going to continue to use them at home at bath/hair wash time.

A must have for any holiday – sun protection. Mr K was on the oil, the kiddies were covered head to toe in the factor 50 and I used the amazing Hawaiian Tropic protection. I also had cover ups for myself and the children as I’m conscious about them having too much sun.

I always have tissues and lip balm with me, I specifically bought the Malibu Lip Care for Amelie and Charlie.

How cute are these sun hats, my mum bought these for the children from Tesco I think they were around £6 or £7 each.

I always carry drinks in my beach bag to keep hydrated, I really want to get a Hydratem8 for all of us but they are so expensive. So these Sistema bottles from Sainsbury’s will have to do for now. I put the children’s name stickers on these bottles just in case we misplaced them.

Here’s an overview of the contents:-

  • Wet Wipes – these come in handy for absolutely everything
  • Camera – I took so many photos during our holiday as I wanted to remember every minute of it
  • Muslin Square – I can’t remember life without these things, they are super handy to keep in my bag
  • Kiddie’s Hooded Towel – ideal for popping on after our trip to the beach when walking back to our hotel
  • Hair Brush/Bands – Amelie’s hair is so long she needs it tied up otherwise it ends up a sandy matted nest

Obviously my bag was full of sand and sea shells that the children had kindly put in for me but I disposed of these when they weren’t looking.


Disclaimer: I was sent the Swim Seal Ear Drops to review, all words and opinions are my own.

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