Cheap Beach Gear!

Being the first day of Spring and with the weather girl predicting temps of 29 degrees for later this week, I’ve been inspired to post about some cheap beach gear I have been thinking of adding to our kit.

First things first!  A day at the beach is nothing without tunes and SunnyLIFE do a fantastic battery powered IPod/MP3 Dock/Radio.  We actually have one of these and I absolutely love it.  sunnylife beach radio

They are made of a durable plastic and your simply open them up and connect your IPod inside which helps protect it from the sand and water.  You can get these online at or at David Jones for $49.95.

Target have recently released these Willow 26 Litre Cooler bags which they are selling for $20.  These are such a bargain I am going to pop down tomorrow and grab one for my family.  They are also available in Target’s online store beach gear

And because I hate sharing drinks with my kids (they backwash), I’ll be stocking the cooler bag with these little drink bottles I ordered from Tupperware.Water bottleEach one is 500ml and they are $29.80 for the set.  Given that we usually stop at the service station and buy water on the way to the beach, I figure these will pay for themselves in one weekend!

For keeping out of the sun, I think this beach tent by Venus is incredible value at $39.95 from (Big W have something very similar in style for $19.94 which is mind blowing)beach tent

If beach umbrella’s are more your style, Big W also has these for $39.94 (available in store or online at ) and Beach Kit has a similar variety available online for $29.95

beach umbrella

Beach Chairs Australia ( ) also has these gorgeous SunnyLIFE beach bags for $39.95 (they are $59.95 just about everywhere else)

beach tote

Although while I totally love this bag, and would love to have a stylish beach tote, with four kids, one of who is a baby, when we head to the beach I sacrifice style for practicality and use one of the massive Ikea blue bags which I got for $1.99 about 3 years ago.

ikea blue bag

It mightn’t be pretty, but god damn it can hold a heap of stuff!






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