We were in awe recently, after a visit to the beach, just how much gear and organization goes into a day in the sand! We figure we're not alone so we asked our friends who spend their downtime at the shore for their must-have beach item. For infants, an up-in-seconds tent for naps (they really do sleep!) and Skip Hops food containers came highly recommended. Dads weighed in on the toys, giving rave reviews to Wham-O's new boogie board which is great for kids learning to surf, the never-sinks Waboba Surf ball and of course, Kadima. Bring a big shovel definitely and a stash of trucks and figures with extras for sharing. Moms rave about Stearns life jacket for those not ready to brave the waves alone. Imagine, you'll be able to sit and...relax! We saw these chairs in action, super sturdy with easy-to-carry backpack straps. As for getting it there an back. A mesh bag is "key" said many (leaving sand at the beach), while bike trailer or wagon can carry tired kids with still room for more, which, leaves your hands free and we'd say that a perfect 10!