4 Ways to Prepare for Camping at Your Favorite Beach

Can you picture waking up to the sounds of waves gently rolling in while breathing in fresh ocean air under blue skies peppered with sunshine? If your answer is a resounding “yes,” then beach camping in Orange County is definitely something you’ll want to add to your must-do vacation list.

Here are four ways to prepare for camping at your favorite beach to keep in mind:

  1. Bring Beach-Specific Camping Supplies

You’ll still need a tent if you prefer a direct-on-the-beach experience and various cooking tools, but also bring some beach-specific supplies with you. A brush and dustpan, for instance, will also come in handy when it’s time to tidy up your sleeping quarters or smooth down the sand some so you can get your cooking set-up ready.

  1. Don’t Forget Sunblock

If you’re not lucky enough to snag a spot with natural shade, bring the right sun-related accessories with you. An umbrella, for example, can be set up in a way that blocks the sun’s direct rays. Wide-brimmed hats are equally essential as is sunscreen that is an SPF of 30 or higher

  1. Keep Track of the Tides

Before pitching your tent on a beach that’s adjacent to the ocean, check the tide first! The last thing you want is to have your belongings washed away by a particularly fierce wave. Do an online search for “ocean tide apps” and you’ll find plenty of tools you can use to gain some important insights about tides and currents before picking your camping spot.

  1. Bring Shelter

Even if you’ll just be daytime beach camping in Orange County, there will be times when you and your camping crew will need a break from sun exposure. A good solution is a collapsible sun shelter. It can also serve as a spot for a brief nap or a quick shelter if it starts to rain.

One other option for beach camping in Orange County worth considering is to rent an Airstream RV or a Beach Cottage if you prefer an experience that is a bit more laid-back luxury.

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