If the peaceful sound of the ocean was one of the reasons you moved to Jindowie in the first place, then you’ll be familiar with the vast coastal surrounds of Yanchep. Early morning dips, sunset strolls, salty weekends, there are just so many ways to soak up everything that the Indian Ocean has to offer.

There’s nothing quite like a picnic at the beach and with the chill of winter slowly fading, spring is the perfect time to rally the troops for a salt-soaked afternoon in the sun. So, keep reading for our ultimate guide to beach picnicking.


What to Pack

Picnic Basket

There’s something extremely satisfying about picking a stylish bag that complements your outfit while also carrying all your essentials. We suggest bringing a purse organiser or a reusable bag to organise your items so that your bug spray isn’t anywhere near you delicious snacks and picnic rug. The reusable bag can also double as a bin bag to collect all of your rubbish at the end of your picnic.

Picnic Blanket 

A comfy picnic blanket will make any setting work as the desired location for your picnic, opening up more opportunities to picnic in areas that might not have built-in sitting areas or benches. It also adds more décor touches to the picnic setting.


Reusable Glasses, Plates and Cutlery

Bring enough reusable cutlery, plates and glasses for all your guests to make the picnic more manageable. It also reduces any unnecessary waste produced by one-use plasticware. It’s also worth considering a chopping board or cute charcuterie board to cut your meals on as there might not be any tables available or nearby.


A Sun Umbrella, Hat or Sunglasses

Protecting your skin and eyes from the harsh sun is always a good idea, especially if you are going to be sitting outside for several hours. A beach umbrella that can be pushed into the ground is a fantastic option, or alternatively, consider bringing wide-brimmed hats, suncream and sunglasses.



Food and Drinks

Consider bringing some family-friendly dishes that are easy to prepare. Check out some of our favourites below.

Carbonara Salad

This recipe is a twist on the traditional carbonara dish that has been done over and over again, by using farfalle pasta pieces and peas.

Feta, Watermelon and Prosciutto Salad

Filled with a refreshing and compelling mix of feta cheese, watermelon pieces and plenty of protein from the prosciutto, this salad  is a dish that will impress your friends and family. (P.S it’s also super-easy to make!)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe can be eaten as a quick snack or cheeky dessert to please even the pickiest eaters.

It’s fair to say that there are plenty of things to do while planning and preparing for a picnic, but if you follow the suggestions above you are guaranteed to have a good time.  These are our suggestions for a great picnic. Which ones will you try and what others would you add to the list?

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