The first time we took kids to the beach it took us longer to get ready than we were actually able to stay at the beach. It was hot and nap time and we had no shade.
We learned our lesson the first time because the next time we went to the beach we took a sun shelter with us and were able to stay all most the entire day. It was a blast!
If you are heading to the beach anytime soon I highly recommend taking a sun shelter with you. Amazon has the Rio Beach Portable Sun Shelter on sale today for $19.99 (originally $ 39.99) and will ship free with a qualifying order of $25.
Amazon prices can change at any time so order yours today.