DO play in the sand make sand castles.
DONT let your children eat sand and then get gastroentritus and you end up in A&E covered in toddler sick and poop (true story, of course I wouldn't go to A&E now that was many years ago)
DO paddle and play in the water.
DONT take lots of photos and then your toddler falls and you end up dropping your phone in the water. Doh
DO get a ice cream, they are mainly what going to the beach is about right.
DONT drop it you wally!!! Oh wait my toddlers do this EVERY TIME. Then cry meaning you have to pay £500 for another ice cream, why arnt they 99p anymore?
DO cover the children in sun tan cream on sunny days.
DONT forget it meaning buying a really expensive cream from the beach shop or worse trying to keep them in the shade aka going home. There is a lot of shame for the parent who hasn't covered there kids with cream (I am actually one of those mums who forgets it on the reg doh).
DO take towels or a blanket to sit on
DONT forget to bring them as you may get a wet bum on the sand, you don't want to walk round looking like you have wet yourself.
DO take some food for the toddlers otherwise they will demand Ice creams every two minutes.
DONT forget the sand and it ends up in your sandwich nothing like a ham and sand sarnie .. GRIM
DO take your shoes of on the sand.
DONT forget flip flops when rock pooling as a cut from a shell is as bad as child birth and nearly as much blood (ok thats a massive exaggeration but you get my drift).
DO take spades it nice to dig in the sand.
DONT take spades as the toddlers will bash everyone and everything with them.
DO take swimming stuff in case you fancy a dip in the water.
DONT go in the water its freezing.
DO buy some chips or anything unhealthy.
DONT let the seagulls see you will be there victim in less than 60 seconds.
DO take all crabbing gear.
DONT get all cocky and try and pick up a red eater crab, it will end with you backed up against the wall whilst it tries to get you with its claws (been there not fun).
DO make sure you empty your shoes before leaving the beach.
DONT forget otherwise you get home and your carpet will be covered and you will be finding it for days.
DO make a safe area where you can see the toddlers at all times.
DONT sit to near other people or your toddlers may help them selves to the other peoples food and drink, its very embarrassing.
DO go for a paddle in the water.
DONT let your child go for a paddle then they get soaking wet and cry because there clothes are wet!
So here is my tips - be prepared and have fun. Or as much fun as you can have chasing toddlers!