How to Save Room in the Car on Your Next Beach Vacation

A summer beach vacation should be about the fun and experiences rather than the packing and preparations.

Kids Packing for beach vacation in Gulf Shores

If thoughts of loading the car with bikes, baby beds, strollers, beach toys, beach umbrellas and beach chairs leaves you feeling overwhelmed, sit back and take a breath. Specialty rentals can help ease your load during your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation.

Baby on board? Find companies that specialize in furnishing what you need for your precious cargo. From baby beds, strollers, swings and high chairs to beach equipment, many baby equipment rental companies will come to you and set up what you need.

Love to golf and don't have room in the trunk for your irons, putters and woods? Most of the Gulf Shores golf courses offer golf equipment rentals for a reasonable rate. “Putt” away your fears of doing without your favorite game. Several courses also offer Ship Sticks, a service that allows you to ship your clubs directly to the golf course of your choosing. Inquire at the course you plan to play during your beach vacation.

Kayak Rentals in Orange Beach

Paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, boating, fishing - the list of items available to rent is numerous. Some companies offer lessons, as well as equipment, while others offer guided group tours to enhance your rental experience. With the wide availability of rentals, it's easy to be adventurous and try something new while on your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation.

Sometimes all you want to do on vacation is relax. You'll find rentals for beach canopies, lounge chairs and even rentals that allow grills – all great accessories to have when you're at the beach.

No one has to be left out on an Alabama beaches vacation. Your needs may involve wheels that can take you across the beach. Some companies offer motorized wheelchairs that operate well on pavement, gravel and sand all the way to the water's edge.

Save room in your car by renting your hard-to-carry items. After all, you'll need plenty of room for souvenirs on your return trip!  

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