How to Make Your Trip to the Beach Budget Friendly
When it comes to summertime, going to the beach is a necessity! Every family should take time out of their life to visit the beach, if they can. Some people would say that the beach is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways to make your trip to the beach budget friendly.
Pack your own food
You probably knew I was going to say this already, but it’s a huge one. Just stopping for something as simple as ice cream can get expensive. Packing your own food is seriously one of the best ways to make your trip to the beach budget friendly. You can pack snacks, sandwiches, and even drinks to help you stay full and hydrated throughout the day. If you really want to spend the money eating out, plan to eat out for one meal. This way everyone stays happy!
Look for free parking
Whoever decided that parking by the beach would be something people pay for is living the good life right now. Usually, parking up close and personal with the beach means that you won’t get free parking. Go ahead and look for the free parking. Sadly, this means you may have to walk a bit, but it’ll be worth it. Free parking can save you a ton of money and make your beach trip very budget friendly.
Don’t buy beach toys
Did you know that kids will be happy with whatever toys you have at home? You surely don’t have to buy beach toys to make them happy. Your kids would seriously be happy with a spoon and cup to play with. Don’t rush out to buy your kids a ton of beach toys that they won’t bother playing with.
Borrow what you can
Need a beach chair or a nice comfy beach blanket? Again, instead of running out to buy something, borrow what you can. There was one time we borrowed a cooler, just so we didn’t have to run out a buy one. If you aren’t going to be visiting the beach a lot, it’s perfectly acceptable to borrow a beach item from a friend for the day.
Making your trip to the beach budget friendly comes down to making a commitment to stick to your budget. Budgeting can be hard and it’s easy to spend money, especially if you don’t have a plan. Beach trips can be inexpensive, just make sure to stick to these tips. We’d love to hear your beach budgeting tips below.