How to camp on the beach in five simple steps

Enjoy a night by sea

Be an explorer and don’t die trying

Raise your hand if you tried to camp once and everything went wrong. Many times our experience in adventure can be explained in one word: none, so daring to go outside to new places might sound a crazy challenge. Good news, following these simple tips you’ll be one with nature in your next adventure.

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Step 1.- Pick the right clothes. 

Remember to pack your swimsuit and warm clothes too because the temperature decreases a little bit when the sun goes down. Keep in mind that a beach is a place you can enjoy during the day and the night, so it would be a little strange to be sunbathing wearing jeans and sweatshirt.

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Step 2.- How to light your campfire and protect it?

A campfire is something that can’t miss during a night at the beach. We recommend building it in a special area away from the tents and the high tide. Dig a hole of about 12 inches deep and a diameter of about one yard,  place the wood and turn it on: this way your campfire will be protected from the wind and you will prevent it from getting out of control.

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Step 3.- Set your tent. 

First of all, find a nice spot away from the coast to avoid the high tide. Use rocks as support for the tent, this way it’ll be more stable. If there are sand dunes in the area, use them: they are the perfect place for camping.

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Step 4.- Pack repellent and sunscreen. 

Use natural insect repellent: the best way to avoid mosquito bites. You can prepare your own to keep away from your tent with oranges, clove and a candle, make sure to apply take one for your skin too. Remember to always use chemical-free sunscreen too to protect your skin from the sun.

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Step 5.- Light up your night.

We know that being on the beach under the star lights will be an amazing experience, but we also know that you’ll need a lamp to survive the night. Use a solar powered lamp with cranks to create the energy needed for its operation.

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Although there are countless tips, we believe these five are the key to success in your first camping at the beach. Remember to investigate if you need a special permission to camp and build campfires on the beach that you chose.

Tell us, do you know any other tip for camping on the beach?

José Díaz

Passionate for technology and gadgets, cinema and series fan. Love traveling and capturing the beauty through images to share part of his experiences