As a Florida resident living 30 minutes from the coast, I spend a lot of time at the beach.To be honest, I don’t particularly enjoy the beach. I love the ocean; can’t stand the sand. I would MUCH rather be on a sailboat in the middle of said ocean than on the shore dealing with sand and tourists.
But my family loves the beach, so I do what I can to minimize the torture enjoy myself. So far, my best source of beach enjoyment is cute accessories. I’ve got a cute little shade umbrella and an adorable beach blanket (that actually doesn’t come out of the car very often because it’s so damn hard to get all the sand off…) I’ve been on the hunt for a cute bag to complete the ensemble.
I’m sure you imagine that there is no shortage of cute beach bags in Florida. However, here’s where things get impossible interesting. As a mom to 3 under the age of 3 (all still in diapers) and 2 teens, my beach bag has got to be a yeomen. And it has to be easy to clean, because, ya know, I HATE sand.
According to the website, the Whale bag holds 6 beach towels, toys and drink….. PFFFT!!! Did I mention that SuperDad and I head to the beach with our infant, 2 toddlers, and 2 teenagers? And occasionally our oldest joins us with his girlfriend. That equals:
- 9 beach towels
- 3 infant/toddler swimsuits + rashguards
- 3 infant/toddler changes of clothes
- 3 infant/toddler hats
- 2 pairs of toddler sunglasses
- 16 diapers (6 swim/10 regular)
- diaper wipes
- diaper cream
- diaper changing pad
- 2 sippy cups
- 1 bottle
- formula caddy
- After-sun aloe lotion
- Bug spray
- 2 cans of sunscreen
I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but we use really big beach towels. So you could probably get 9 normal-sized beach towels, and I don’t know, a sand-castle kit?
And I know that it looks like it weighs a ton, but it really doesn’t. I wouldn’t want to carry it cross-country, but it’s really not as heavy as I expected it to be.
Plus, the mesh dries really quick – when we get home, after the bag is emptied, I hose it down and set it on the porch. It’s always been dry within an hour – and that’s in Central Florida’s 1,000% humidity.
Whale Bag specs:
- 10 Colors to choose from below
- 9 big outside pockets; zippered inside pocket
- Snap hook for keys or glasses
- 15″ tall & 15″ x 12″ oval base (stands independently for easy loading and unloading)
- 1.5″ doubled shoulder straps run length of bag
- Machine Washable, hang dry
And here’s the best part:
I got you a discount code!!!!
Now through July 31st, 2014, use discount code duckmommy
for 20% off EVERYTHING at SaltwaterCanvas.com
, including clearance and overstock bags.
*I received a whale bag for review purposes. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.*