I'm so excited!!! My baby Chi's (one 2, one around 1 and 2 months now) are going to go on their first trip and their first ocean visit!!! I've never taken dogs to the beach before. My family is going in August and we have selected a pet friendly beach house we're staying in that's right on the beach (small beach, not a busy one, so pet friendly!). I want my babies to be able to walk on the beach, play, and maybe go in the water. So far, I've compiled a list of needed supplies...but is there anything else I need? Anything that I should know? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! -Large first aid kit -Puppia mesh harness (2) -26ft retractable leash (2) -Float Coat Life Preservers (2) -Pet Gear Home 'N Go Deluxe Soft Crate: Medium (1) -Pet sunscreen -Lavendar shampoo/conditioner (for baths if they get too salty) -Baby gate to block off areas of the house -2 waterproof toys -Bonton sporty poopy bags -Portable water/food bowls + container for water bottle/food We're not going on a boat, but I thought it might be safer if they had life preservers that attached to leashes so that they could go in shallow areas of ocean water. The crate is for the beach, so that they have a well shaded/stable and cool place to stay while we're on the beach. I don't swim, so I'll be lounging next to them, I just didn't want them free and running around. The sunscreen is because they both have very short hair and one is white with a pink nose and the other is brown with a pink nose and has very thin hair on her head. I was considering a pet stroller because I wanted to be able to take them with me shopping. But I don't know if shops will even let my babies in even if they are in a stroller. Pet carrier bags are out of the questions because they just get too heavy after a while. Does anyone have any tips to add?