Living in close proximity to the beach has been a delightful benefit of living in the Charleston area. We certainly try to take advantage of every opportunity we can to go, whether it is to take a stroll, enjoy a picnic, or go for a swim. C has literally grown up in the water and absolutely loves to play in the sand and splash in the warm ocean waters. She’s discovered sea shells and sea birds, sand dunes and sand dollars, watching dolphins out in the waves, and and loves every minute of it, as do we. If you’re headed to the beach this spring or summer, here are some every day items you will want to take along, many that we’ve been using for years.