The beaches we go to, have outside public "rinse off" showers near the boardwalk--so everyone gets rinsed off, along with all beach toys and chairs. Things that can't get rinsed off like towels and clothes, get shaken out or well brushed off at the beach. All of our gear then goes in the back of the truck where I first place a bed sheet down. When we get home I scoop everything up in the sheet and place in the driveway. Towels and clothes get washed, and if need be, I'll vacuum the interior--but it's usually not bad and at most takes 10 minutes.
Having grown up on the beach, I guess we've "perfected" the beach going process--bags are made of plastic or open mesh, chairs are all plastic--no metal parts, toys are all plastic, and towels are non-terry cloth--so they don't trap sand. :o)
at 8:16 AM on Jun. 18, 2010