It’s a weekend morning and you’re lounging around the house trying to find something to do on your day off. The sun is shining, it’s warm outside and you’re within an hour drive from a beach. The problem is that it’s already 11 a.m. and you want to get the beach quickly so you can enjoy a little sunshine. When we travel to the beach for the day, we always take hours to pack. From beach chairs, to activities, to a cooler – we try so hard to not forget anything. Here’s your quick check list for a last minute trip to the beach:

1. Cooler (All you’ll really need is ice, bottles of water and snacks.)

2. Sunscreen

3. Towels

4. Beach Chairs

5. Activities (volleyball, football, etc…)

Seems pretty simple, right? For an even simpler approach have these items waiting in a special location so you’re ready to hit the road on a moments notice. Your “must have” items may vary depending on if you have small children. What is the one thing you must take to the beach? Share in the comments below!