As a mother, packing for a beach trip can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful. Did I pack enough swimsuits? Did I bring enough sunscreen? Just all the things add up and by the time you’re done it looks like you’re moving to the beach permanently. That used to be me until I finally nailed down exactly what you really need for a beach trip with kids! We take a few beach trips every summer that are between 4-7 days and with all those trips and 2 very needy children, I feel confident in saying these things are truly the only things you’ll need for a beach trip!