How to camp on the beach?

June 25, 2020

How to camp on the beach?

Pack a tent and take a camping beach vacation!

Looking for advice on how to camp on the beach? You're in luck! We’ve made a list of a few tips and ideas to make your beach camping trip a successful one. Beach camping is the perfect outdoor activity for campers who like hanging out on a sandy beach & want to spend the night beside the soothing ocean. What can be better than falling asleep with ocean wave sounds? Campers who want to change things up a little bit will love how easy and fun it is to camp on the beach. So, to help you plan the perfect beach camping trip, we have listed out these super helpful tips on how to camp on the beach.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can create a fun camping experience on the beach.

1) Setting up your tent

There can be no camping without a proper campsite. And for that, you will need to set up your tent properly in the right location. There are a few things you need to keep in mind when you're looking for a place to pitch your tent on the beach. Make sure the site is well above the high tide level. Look out for accumulated driftwood and seaweed left behind by the previous tide just to be sure. Setting up a tent in the middle of the beach can seem like a good choice to most planning a beach camping trip. But it's better to avoid such an open area and instead choose an area where the vegetation meets the sand. You can bring any tent to the beach, but if comfort is your top priority always go for a well-ventilated tent that has lots of mesh.

2) Meal Planning

Keep hungry campers fed with tasty outdoor-friendly meals. It’s important to sit down and plan out your daily meals a few days before the trip. You should jot down your breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal plan. Don't forget to include drinks and snacks on the list also. But whatever you do, don’t come up with meals that are too complicated for you to cook. Plan a menu around non-perishables that will give you enough calories to keep your energy up. And don’t make the mistake of cooking elaborate meals that take hours to prepare and cook. Remember to bring your silverware, napkins, plates, bowls, cups, and garbage bags for rubbish. Make sure to wrap up any leftover food and store it in a sealed area.

 3) Bring all essential gears

To level up your beach camping experience, make sure to bring all the essentials with you. A fully stocked first aid kit should be one of the first things you pack. Be sure to pack sunscreen, beach towel, blanket, table, chair, food & water supplies, slippers, extra batteries, toiletry kit, and headlamp. It’s also important to stay organized. So, avoid overstuffing and pack in only the essentials. Keep things to their basic elements. You can refresh yourself on essentials for beach camping with this blog.

4) Keep an eye out on the weather

Be sure to check the weather forecast for your planned destination before and during your beach camping trip. See if there any weather warnings. Changes in weather can impact your packing list. You may have to add in or remove certain camping supplies and equipment. If the forecast for your chosen destination includes bad weather then it’ll increase the risk of you getting injured and lost. We highly recommend checking reliable weather channels and websites a week before the start date of your trip.

Extra Tips:

  • Find out if reservations are required in advance.
  • Ask whether pets are allowed or not.
  • What are the fees to camp there?
  • Take all your rubbish with you.
  • Leave no trace and be respectful of the natural surroundings.


Well, that’s it, folks! I hope this list helps you get the most out of your beach camping holiday. Now that you know all these important guidelines for how to camp on the beach, you just need to grab the sunscreen and head to your favorite beach with your friends. But this is by no means an all-inclusive list and I’m sure I missed a lot of tips. So, if there are any extra tips that you’d want to share, please do leave them in the comments below.

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