Let’s set the scene: you arrive at Lobb, you’re buzzing with excitement to finish pitching your tent and run to the beach but realise you’ve forgotten the towels, no wait the sunscreen, or was it the shampoo? Perhaps the worst of all … the tent poles. We’ve all been there. Luckily, we’re here to help before you get that painful pang of forgetfulness, here’s a roundup of a few of the most forgotten items so you don’t get caught out.
Plus its accompaniments (poles, pegs, mallet, groundsheet, mat etc). This may sound basic, but you’d be surprised how often it can happen.
First aid kit
Just a few first aid fundamentals are handy to have to hand. You won’t regret packing a small box of plasters, antiseptic cream, painkillers, antihistamines or insect repellent.
When you wake up in the middle of the night needing the toilet, this gadget will be your best friend. Tripping over stranger’s tent poles? No thank you.
Sleeping bag and blankets
Another suggestion that might seem obvious, but can you imagine how uncomfortable and cold the night would be without them?
Staying hydrated throughout the day while you’re off exploring and keeping one next to you during the night is super important.
Immensely invaluable during a warm day out on the beach. Lather it on or incur painfully hot skin.
Two sets are important if you plan on hitting the beach as well as everyday showering.
Handy (and otherwise impossible) for when you need to heat up some soup on the stove in your camper
Toiletries and extras
Containing your shower kit, toothbrush & toothpaste, possible cosmetics, deodorant and personal items.
Sleeping mask and earplugs
If you need your beauty sleep, you might want to pack your mask and plugs to avoid waking up at the crack of dawn.
A pack of cards, a good book, games
For when you’ve had a tiring day roaming the wonders of North Devon sometimes you just want to kick-back and relax with some games or a pleasing read.
Playing music while you chill out on the beach, have a picnic in the park or relax on the campsite can create a great atmosphere (just ensure it’s not so loud you bother neighbouring campers).