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Updated by Caleb Falcon on Dec 16, 2015
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Tips for a Successful Beach Vacation with Kids - Spending Quality Time With The Family

Going on a beach vacation with kids can be a delightful experience for all members of the family. However there are a number of considerations that you should keep in mind, as listed below.


Go early

It makes a lot of sense to reach the beach early, say by 9:30. If you are there by that time, the kids can take a nap on the beach if they feel tired or sleepy. On the other hand if the kids wish to return home early and sleep, you will still have had a reasonable extent of time having fun on the beach.


Invest in a good tent

A tent will be very useful at the beach. Your kids will be able to take naps inside the tent and play inside it too. If the weather is windy you can hold the tent in position by placing rocks or your cooler to weigh it down. A tent is also easy to clean if you happen to spill something.


Keep bathroom needs in mind

Small children may need to make use of the potty at any time so it would be very prudent to take a portable potty with you. If the kids need to answer the call of nature they can use the portable potty inside your tent or in some other suitable place. Of course you will have to take some reliable plastic bags with you to use for this purpose.


Take plenty of food and drink

When you go on trips with children you must always take plenty of snacks and drinks. You must undoubtedly have a spacious cooler filled with healthy snacks for the kids. Healthy treats that you can pack can include apples, sliced oranges, grapes, chips and other snacks in addition to plenty of cool water. Of course you may be able to purchase food and drink at the beach but you must keep in mind that if you buy them something such as ice cream at the beach, they will always beg for it on future trips.


Take some convenient beach tables

If you take some portable beach tables they will come in very handy when enjoying your picnic lunch. These beach tables will enable you to enjoy your lunch and snacks at the beach without having to worry about sand getting in the food. For an enjoyable beach vacation with your kids a discerning choice of accommodation would be one of the hotels in Negombo such as Hotel J Negombo. This conveniently situated hotel offers all the necessary amenities you will need for a pleasurable family holiday by the beach.


Don't forget the essentials

When going to the beach there are a number of things that you are sure to need. Preferably you should take enough chairs for all, so that the kids will not take yours. Other essentials include towels, a shady beach umbrella, hats, goggles, sunglasses and if possible also a handy beach cart to transport all your things to the sands.


Take plenty of things to play with

Naturally young children will need many things to play with and keep them occupied. Most children enjoy playing with shovels, pails and water guns, but they should also be of convenient size for them. Make sure to take shovels that are designed for children, and they will in no time be digging in the sand, making sandcastles and enjoying themselves on the beach.