Not sure if you want to try camping on the beach? Here are eight ways to make sure you make it one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Kouchibouguac National Park warm waters in New Brunswick or sand dunes in Grand Beach Provincial Park, Manitoba, beach camping can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Planning a perfect camping trip does not have to be difficult. Here are eight tips that will help you make it a more enjoyable experience for you and your family.
1. Make your reservations
Even if you plan to camp off-season, it is always best to call ahead to book in case the park is closed, full or undergoing renovation. If the campsite does not keep its website up to date, prices may also differ from what was advertised to you.
2. Keep yourself ready
While it is easy to remember the basic needs essential to camping, it is equally easy to forget important elements such as the first aid kit and insect repellent. You can find them at most camping and sports shops. The best way to not forget anything is to prepare a list of what you will need once at the store. Do not hesitate to ask the seller for advice on what you might need.
3. Check the weather forecast
Even if the weather is fine, it is better to check the long-term weather forecast. You can prepare for cold nights, potential showers or unusually warm days. Appropriate clothing and equipment will make the difference between a perfect or completely unpleasant stay.
4. Get ready for the sun
Most beach campsites are large spaces not taking advantage of the shade of wooded areas. Make sure that you are prepared for long periods of the sun by providing you with sufficient water and sunscreen. An umbrella or umbrella will also provide you with shelter from the heat.
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5. Arrive before night
Plan to arrive during the day, especially if you have a tent to plant. Tatting in the dark with tent tickets and camping gear is not funny. If you arrive too late, you may also wake up other campers already asleep for the night.
6. Check the fittings
Campgrounds can vary considerably in terms of proposed amenities. Some offer private showers, power outlets, and picnic areas, while others offer only the essentials.
7. Follow the rules of the campsite
In addition to a variety of amenities, campgrounds may also apply different rules. To learn more about its specific rules, visit the camping website, call ahead or ask for information upon arrival.
8. Keep animals away
Even if you are not in a remote area, animals may be attracted to the food you bring to the campsite. Make sure that when you are not busy preparing food or eating, foods are stored in an airtight container and stored, ideally in the trunk of your vehicle. Do not keep food waste at the campsite. Instead, throw away all garbage immediately in the rubbish bins provided by the campsite.