The best thing about the beach is that you don’t need much for entertainment.
My family and I are so lucky to live on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. We are surrounded by the most amazing beaches. Our favorite beach is just a five-minute bike ride from our home and is kind of hidden. It is not crowded at all. The sand is white, and the water is crystal clear. Every time we go, we see turtles swim by. It is truly perfect.
We pack our snacks at home. We always bring sandwiches and fruit; and of course, lots of water. On our way to the beach, we pass several produce stands from people who sell fresh fruit from their yard. We find the best papayas, oranges, and more here.
I am from the Netherlands, and we moved our ‘bakfiets’ (cargo bike) with us to Hawaii. It is the perfect bike to go to the beach with. We load it up with kid, dog, towels, and snacks; then, off we go.
It is a beautiful ride through the lush green tropical landscape.
We park our bike next to the beach and pick a spot for the day. The best thing about the beach is that you don’t need much for entertainment. Our son is almost 3 and always enjoys himself. Even if we don’t bring beach toys; there are shells, sticks, coconuts, and of course the ocean. The sun is very strong here, so he wears a swim shirt to protect him. We love our new set from beach and bandits. The fabric is so soft and strong. We have tried a few different brands, but this one is definitely our favorite. The prints are super cute as well.
After a long day at the beach, we bike back home tired and happy with salty and sandy hair. Exactly how every day should end.