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The best beach essentials for an awesome picnic by the sea!

The best beach essentials for an awesome picnic by the sea!

The beach: the place to be during Australian summers.

Picnics: a great way to spend a warm day outside.

What happens when you combine them? Answer: a great way to spend a sunny day out with your friends and family!

Of course, like any trip to the beach, it’s important that you bring the right gear to your beach picnic to make the day as amazing and stress-free as possible!

Beach essentials for a picnic by the sea

Whether you’re organising a picnic or simply setting up a day at the beach, there are certain things that are absolute must-haves!

These beach essentials are must-haves for your perfect picnic by the ocean.

Beach blankets and towels

The last thing you want is a sandy behind - go to the beach without a beach blanket or towel however, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Hence, the importance of bringing a beach towel along to your beach picnic!

Normally, a picnic rug might do the job. The thing is though, you’re at the beach - and that means a ton of sand getting, well, everywhere!

Most picnic rugs, particularly the cheap ones, are fine for the grass… but for the sand? Not so much.

Dedicated beach towels are more suitable to your sandy setting, while larger beach blankets can fit a couple of extra people.

Best of all, they’re a piece of cake to clean. Just toss them into the washing machine afterwards, and you’re back in business.

Not only that, but they also take up less room than a thick and clunky picnic rug and are easier to transport, leaving you with more space for other beach essentials!

Speaking of carrying things around...

Beach bags to carry all of your stuff

You need to carry all of your picnic gear to your spot on the beach - something that gets a lot easier if you have a matador backpack available.

Because let’s face it, who wants to have to make half a dozen different trips from the car park to the beach to get all of your beach and picnic stuff?

With a huge range of beach bags available, we’ve got just what you need to make life just that little bit easier.

With a range of beach bags available, you’re sure to find the ideal ones to meet your needs.

From stylish beach bags and large backpacks for all of your stuff, to wet bags that allow you to carry wet towels and swimsuits home without getting everything else soaked in the process.

Beach umbrellas

Sun protection is critical when at the beach -  that’s why it’s so important that you include a beach umbrella in your beach ensemble.

Of course, coverage is only one of the things that you need to look out for when choosing a french umbrella - it’s just as important that you select one that:

  • Is UV-resistant
  • Won’t fade under the sunlight
  • Is sturdy and durable

There’s a surprising number of different things you’ll need to keep track of when buying a beach umbrella - luckily, this is something we’ve covered before. Find out how to choose the perfect beach umbrella for a day at the beach.


And of course, who could forget the main course?

What food should you bring to your beach picnic? Ideally, stuff that:

  • Won’t melt in the heat
  • Can be eaten using your hands
  • Doesn’t need to be reheated

That means things like sandwiches, fresh fruit, wraps, skewers, biscuits, chips, dips and more.

Another thing to think about is wrappers. If you’re going to bring stuff that’s wrapped in foil or plastic, take it home with you. Beach bins are usually hard to find, and when you do come across one, sadly it’s often already filled to the brim.

Otherwise, get some prep work in at home and fill up your reusable containers with all your yummy snacks.

(Worried about the heat? Read on to discover our awesome beach coolers.)

Beach extras for your upcoming picnic

So you’ve got all the beach essentials organised and ready to go for summer - and now it’s time to think about the fun extras!

Beach speakers

What’s a picnic without some great tunes to go with it?

Our online beach shop carries beach speakers that are waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. Not only that, but they also offer great sound quality and connect to your phone wirelessly, allowing you to enjoy that beach chill Spotify playlist.

Check out the WOW Beach Speaker.

Beach coolers

large beach bag

You want to keep your food and drinks cool. The problem is that traditional eskies, while they get the job done, are a bit of a pain to carry around - especially over sand.

Not only will your esky need to carry all your food and drinks, but you’ll also need to pack it full of ice. The result is an extremely heavy package to lug around!

If you’re the type that loves outdoor entertainment, may we suggest upgrading your beach ensemble with a better breed of cooler?

Not only does our Rovr 60 cooler come with 56 litre capacity, but it also comes with:

  • A deep-freeze bin
  • Up to 10 days ice retention (yep, you read that right!)
  • Wide, thick wheels that reduce ground pressure
  • Built-in cupholders and fold-out tray

Wine glass holders and beach-friendly wine glasses

Wine on the beach - really, what’s not to love?

Whether you’re watching the sunset with a glass of red in your hand, or prefer a chilled glass of bubbly, wine is a great complement to your beach picnic.

Unfortunately, wine glasses and sand aren’t a great combo.

Luckily, there’s a solution.

Beach wine glass holders attach to the sand, giving you a stable place to put your wine glasses without having to worry about spills.

Not only that, but we also offer beach glasses that replicate the appearance of glass, only without the risk of smashes and breaks!

Get beach-ready with our online beach shop!

beach essentialsLuckily, our online beach shop is here to help with that!If you want to knock it out the park with your beach picnic, you’ll need to arrange all your beach essentials first

We’ve got your beach essentials covered, whether you’re a picnicer, a fishing enthusiast, or simply want to soak up that Vitamin D.

From beach essentials to additional accessories, Boatshed7 is your one-stop online shop for anything “beach”! 

We stock an impressive range of everything you need to make your day at the beach fun, safe, comfortable, and stress-free!

Feel inspired to update your current beach ensemble? Buy beach gear online with Boatshed7. Click here to start shopping!