Beach Resort Services, Gulf Strand Resort, Things to do in Madeira Beach, Madeira Beach FL Condo Rentals, Vacation Rentals St. Pete Beach FLBeach Toys to Leave at Home this Summer

Summer is slowly upon us along the Gulf Coast of Florida. That means you’ll want to pack your swimsuits, sunscreen, and sunglasses for a fun-filled day at the beach. Travel Resort Services is here to make sure you have the best beach day ever! Learn more about what beach toys to leave at home this summer when you stay at one of our Madeira Beach FL condo rentals.

Forget the Bulky Beach Items!

We all know that the most important items need to make it to the beach, like swimwear, footwear, and small beach toys. Larger items tend to be harder to pack and carry, and who ultimately wants to lug around bulky items to and from their condo rental, not many if you ask us!

Items to Leave at Home:

  • Shovel and Pails for Sandcastles
  • Fun Beach Inflatables
  • Electronics

So, before you think about bringing an immense amount of shovel and pails that you can imagine, stop for a minute. Think is this an item that you don’t mind spending a few dollars on down in Florida? It’s relatively straightforward to go to a dollar store and get a few shovel and pails when you’re at your condo rather than traveling with them. Pails are incredibly bulky and depending on how you pack them, might break in transit.

It’s summer which means pools will be full of those fun inflatables. Coming in all sorts of shapes and sizes, you can leave these fun items at home and for a pool. While they are easy to pack and because they can shrink down to a flat, stowaway size, usually these things are made out of plastic which can pop at a moment’s notice. It’s not fun to throw away your fantastic, Instagram-able inflatable because it lost air, which is why we recommend keeping those items at home. Plus, then it means there is no need to bring an air pump to the beach or get winded trying to blow them up in the first place.

Electronics, we say this one time and time again, leave them at the condo! You won’t want to have an unhappy camper when your iPad winds up soaking wet and full of sand. Keeping these types of items secured and in a safe place will also help to ensure that they won’t get stolen while on the beach.


Remember to bring your sunscreen, beach towels, and floaties if you need them! You won’t want to forget those at home while visiting one of our Madeira Beach FL condo rentals. At Travel Resort Services we have your comfort in mind when planning you Gulf Coast getaway. Book your stay along the beach for an unforgettable summer vacation, don’t miss out on all the Florida sun and fun this season!