Living just thirty minutes from the Jersey shore has been one of the best parts of living in New Jersey. There's nothing better than a day at the beach. I know the struggle that as parents we face all summer long. How to battle those awful two words: "I'm bored!". Or how to keep the kids off of their devices and get them outdoors! The summertime is the perfect time to create wonderful memories in the great outdoors and the beach is just the place to do that!

How to Have the Best Beach Day

With some planning the whole family will be having fun at the beach in no time. Here's what you need to have the best beach day:

Sunscreen. I like to use a stick of sunscreen for the face so it doesn't get into their eyes.

Wipes. I just added this to my beach bag this year. It's great to wipe sunscreen off of your hands.

A little baby powder goes a long way to get the sand off of you and the kids.

Dry clothes. My kids like to change into dry clothes after for the ride home.



An umbrella gives the kids some place to get out of the sun for a bit.

Toys. Pack the shovels and pails. We also recycle old containers to bring as well. The kids love to dig, as well as find sea life and shells.

Lots of snacks and drinks. I pack a cooler full of cold cuts, fresh fruit and chips. Of course there's nothing more refreshing to quench your thirst than with Tampico.


We love cooling off after a beach day with Tampico! Tampico is the positively irresistible juice drink that makes your family’s lives more colorful—with only 30 calories per serving! Color never tasted so good! At only 30 calories per serving, Tampico is the perfect way to add color to your day.

This summer Tampico challenged my family with a Summer Scrapbook Challenge, documenting my family's colorful summer moments together as a family! Last month, I shared how my family enjoyed an impromptu picnic with Tampico, check it out!

Join us and follow along to do your own Summer Scrapbook Challenge with Tampico and keep track of all of the colorful moments your family experiences this summer!