The most important thing we needed to bring with us wasn't food, or towels... It was making sure we had adequate shade from the sun.
We don't own a lot of beach stuff.. Aside from the bucket & shovel we have for Ericka to play with in her sand & water table. So we had to think of a way to make sure we were shaded comfortably at the beach.
On our way down to Port Stanley, we decided to check out a JYSK store to see if they had any beach umbrellas. They didn't. But they did have a nice pop-up tent that provided shade & privacy. The bonus of this all was the ability to nurse Evan comfortably at the beach without smothering him in a nursing cover and worried about people behind me watching! It was such a win-win!
Once there, the tent popped up nicely and we all enjoyed a wonderful time at the beach! (minus the dead fishes washed ashore. Ick!)
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