Top 10 Kids Beach Essentials

T minus 6 weeks until we leave this great Canadian winter for sunny Florida…woot woot! I love heading to the beach with the kids. It’s so laid back and relaxing. The kids stay busy playing in the sand and water all day long. But getting there fully prepared is a different story. It’s so hectic trying to pack beach bags and trying to not forget anything. I’ve made a list of my top 10 favourite beach items I never want to leave without.
1. Zinka Colored nosecoat
How awesome is this sunscreen? Available in a variety of colors from California based company Zinka. This stuff is a hit with surfers, volleyball players, and beachgoers. What kid wouln’t love this? The best part is that it is visible on skin, so you know what’s been covered.
I’m not sure my kids would want their whole body covered in this. They’d look like gummy bears. But, I think this would be great in areas that are prone to burn (nose, cheeks, ears, ets). Or even pace painting with sunscreen.
Available here at J.Crew for only $7
2. Eco Vessel Insulated Water Bottle
Staying hydrated at the beach on a hot day is a must. These leak proof stainless steel insulated bottles are perfect for lugging around. And they come in adorable patterns too.
Available here from for $23.95
3. Reusable Swim Diaper


In the past I had used disposables before I discovered these reusable swim diapers from iplay. These are amazing. For the price of 2 packages of swim diapers you have one of these reusables that you can use time and time again. Plus they’re better for the environment.
Available here $20 for shorts $30 for full suit
4. Beach Towels
These big and bright beach towels from Pottery Barn Kids are amazing. I love that they are so soft, big, and colorful. A must have for the beach.
Available here at Pottery Barn Kids for $26. You can get them personalized, and….free shipping on them right now.
5. Puddle Jumpers
For the little ones who can’t swim yet, these are a lifesaver. Literally. These are U.S Coastguard approved lifejackets. They come in a variety of different colors and patterns. Again, a must have.
Find them here on Amazon for about $20
6. Sunhats


Love these hats. They have a breathable mesh rim around the top to allow air flow. The UPF 50+ rating provides the protection your little one needs from the sun. 
Available here from in super cute boy and girl patterns for $26 (on sale now for $20.80)
7. Waterproof Shoes
These waterproof sandals from Keen are the best. They are the Keen Newport H2. I prefer to use a multipurpose sandal like this rather than just a watershoe because it’s durable, great quality, and fast drying, you can wear them right out of the water. 
Available here from for $65
8. Sand Toys 
Can’t forget the sand toys. I like this bucket set because it has a nice variety of sand toys. Only $10.99
Available here from by Dazzling Toys.
9. Mesh Bag
As much as I love the beach, I hate the sand that follows you home. It ends up everywhere. Especially with kids. The Shake tote has a mesh bottom that allows you to place your belongings inside and then you can open a flap at the botom to dump out any sand that settles. Genius.
Available here from for only $20
10. Cooler Tote
A day at the beach can work up quite the appetite. Packing snacks and drinks in an insulated cooler is super handy. This oversized cooler tote is perfect.
Avaialable here on Amazon for $24.90
Now I’m really getting excited to hit the beach.

Amanda <3


  1. Holly | 8th Mar 15

    Love this!

  2. Carrie | 9th Mar 15

    My kids would love that sunscreen. Thanks

  3. Halina Lease | 17th Oct 16

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

    • Amanda | 20th Oct 16

      Thank You! I created this website myself.

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