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Advice for Great Family Beach Vacations

Are you planning a family trip to the beach?  Maybe this is a traditional trip your family takes every year or perhaps you’ve decided to explore a new area. Whatever the occasion, family beach trips are fabulous vacations where memories are made that will last a life time. Follow these recommendations from the travel experts to ensure your trip is a huge hit for the entire family.

The first item on your agenda is to secure accommodations. Renting a private home has become an increasingly popular option. Plenty of space to lounge and spread out as well as ample outdoor space are most often offered when renting a private home for a beach vacation. There are several reputable websites with volumes of listings. Select your preferred date and the number of bedrooms you’d like to have. Pay close attention to the description on the website of the bedroom configuration and bed sizes. Also take note of the number and location of the bathrooms. Check the amenities such as charcoal grills, bikes and beach chairs. Prior to making any payment, contact the owner directly. Phone numbers and emails are often provided. Call the owner and speak with them personally. Most of the scam listings won’t provide phone numbers. This is a red flag.  Image result for Advice for Great Family Beach Vacations

Finally, start the packing process. Take advantage of the wonderful savings offered by Groupon coupons and head to Lacoste for great active wear selections for the entire family. Stock up on beach towels and sun screen as well as plenty of beach toys. Beach bags can do double duty for hauling kitchen items and food for the trip.  If you’re taking bicycles, confirm that your bike rack is in safe working condition. Get your car serviced, check the tires and plan your driving route prior to departure.

Confirm check-in time with the owner as well as the policy for accessing the property. Some owners will text lockbox codes the day of arrival and some will provide keys. If parking passes or entry permits are needed, ensure these are handy for arrival. Finally, enjoy making beach memories with your family!

 

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