There is a sense of tranquillity when you hear the sound of glistening ocean waves crashing onto the sandy beach. Now imagine sleeping and waking up to that beautiful sound—no need for any white noise machine. Australia is home to more than ten thousand beaches, and there are many of them where you can set up your beach tents and relax.
While a beach is a place for ultimate relaxation and good vibes, staying at a beach overnight and days could prove to be a challenging task if you are unprepared.
So, here are some tips for a good camping experience on the beach.
1. Camp on Beaches Where Camping Is Permitted
There are plenty of restrictions on camping on the beach, and the limits are put in place to protect the environment and safeguard the people.
So, carefully look for signs and boards around the beach that notify if camping is allowed or search the web. However, finding a camper-friendly beach is easier once you leave the cities and crowd behind and travel to less travelled destinations.
2. Carry Beach Specific Gear
The difference in the terrain of beach camping when compared to camping in woods can prove to be a challenge. So, carry gear specific to the conditions, such as beach tents and sand stakes.
Sand stakes are a handy little tool meant to hold their ground in loose sandy surfaces that save you a lot of frustration while setting up your tent.
Also, you would thank yourself for carrying a brush and a dustpan to brush off the sand from your gear.
3. Prepare to Face the Sun
Beaches are by nature by the water. And while the glistening water looks beautiful, in the wee hours of the afternoon and late mornings, the sunlight bounces off of the water. But when it’s midday, it’s a different scene.
You should plan and find a place in the shade to set up your tents and other furniture. Also, add a beach umbrella to your gear; it will come in handy to save you from the scorching sun and prevent sunburn.
4. Watch Out for the High Tides.
The ocean is beautiful but an unpredictable water body. So, if you are setting up your tent right beside the sea, make sure that you are far away from the reaches of water when it hits the high tide.
It may seem tempting to set up a tent right beside the ocean, but things will turn ugly as you watch your belongings wash away in water under the beautiful moonlight.
5. Set Up a Shelter
You cannot spend the whole day cramped up in your tents, and sitting in the sun all day long is not possible. So, consider taking along a collapsible sun shelter that will provide you with the much-needed shade. If the collapsible sun shelter of your choice is wide enough to accommodate a group, you could set up benches and have meals under the shelter.
6. Take Care of Your Trash
Taking care of your trash is not just a rule for camping on the beaches but for any campsite. You are responsible for your garbage and must plan for it before even leaving for the trip. Carry trash bags keeping in mind that you would have to carry them back after your trip if there is no dustbin at the campsite. It is a moral responsibility to keep the campsite clean and respect nature to preserve it.
Camping on the beach is an excellent escape to rejuvenate by the ocean with friends. It is a bonding experience where you will make everlasting memories.