What's the best size Beach Shower for your family?

Wave goodbye to sandy underpants, salty hair and muddy feet! 

Whether you're beach-bound with buckets and spades or setting off on a family mountain bike adventure, choosing the right Beach Shower for your clan can transform chaos into calm. 

In this guide, we'll explore the factors to consider when selecting the perfect size Beach Shower to ensure your outdoor escapades are nothing short of blissful. 

From beach days to camping nights and all the grubby adventures in between, discover how the ideal portable shower can keep the fun flowing whilst keeping the mess at bay. 

The different Beach Shower sizes 

When it comes to keeping your family clean and comfortable during your outdoor adventures, selecting the right Beach Shower couldn't be more important. 

Understanding that families come in all sizes and have different needs, we offer two distinct sizes of Beach Showers – the compact 5L and the larger 8L model. 

As per our sizing page, we recommend the 5L for 1-2 people and the 8L for 2 or more, but that’s only a rough guide. It really comes down to personal preference. 

5L portable showers for families 

  • Lightweight and easy to carry: Ideal for families with young children or for those who prefer to travel light 
  • Quick to fill and use: Saves time when water sources are limited or when you're on the go 
  • Perfect for short trips: Ideal for day trips to the beach or park where less water is needed 
  • Economical water use: Encourages conservation of water, making it eco-friendlier 
  • Fits in small spaces: Easily stowable in car boots, under prams or inside larger backpacks. Learn more about the dimensions of the 5L. 
  • Less pumping required: Gets to optimal pressure with fewer pumps, meaning less work for tired arms 
  • Faster to heat up in the sun: Smaller volume means water can warm up quicker if left in the sun 
  • Ideal for quick rinses: Perfect for washing sandy feet, cleaning a couple of camp dishes or a swift pet rinse 
  • Easy for kids to use: Lightweight and manageable size makes it easier for kids to handle and operate 
  • Cost-effective: Lower price point makes it an accessible option for families on a budget 

8L portable showers for families 

  • More water capacity: Ideal for larger families or longer outdoor adventures, ensuring everyone gets a rinse 
  • Versatile for various activities: Great for multi-purpose use, from cleaning dishes to washing muddy bikes 
  • Extended use without refilling: Reduces the frequency of refills, perfect for camping or beach days with no water source nearby 
  • Suitable for full showers: Enough water for an adult to take a decent shower, not just for rinsing off 
  • Better for groups: Can accommodate the needs of multiple users or pets in one fill 
  • Sturdy and durable: Built to handle the demands of active families and various outdoor conditions 
  • Efficient for cleaning larger items: Ideal for washing surfboards, larger camp equipment or multiple bikes 
  • Optimal for extended trips: Its capacity makes it a better choice for families planning longer stays on the road or in the outdoors 

Important pre-purchase questions to ask yourself 

Now that you have a good idea as to the different sizes available, it's important to ask yourself a few questions before making your final decision. Here are some key considerations that will help you choose the perfect Beach Shower for your family. 

How many people will be using it? Will it just be for you and your partner or do you have kids and pets who will also need to use it? 

What type of activities will it be used for? Are you more likely to use it for quick rinses, full showers or cleaning larger items? 

How long will your trips typically last? This will help determine if the 5L or 8L model is better suited for your needs. The longer you’ll be away, the more convenient it’ll be to have the larger model. 

Do you have limited space for storage? If so, the smaller and more compact 5L model may be a better fit. In saying that, the 8L isn’t going to take up a heap of space. Learn more about the 8L model’s dimensions. 

What is your budget? The 8L model does come at a higher price point, so consider your budget before making a decision. 

By answering these questions, you'll have a clearer understanding of your family's needs and can make an informed choice on which Beach Shower size is best for you. 

The ideal family Beach Shower size 

So what's the ideal Beach Shower size for families? Hopefully by answering the above questions, you'll have a better idea as to which size will best suit your needs. 

Ultimately, it depends on the size of your family, how long you'll be using it for and what activities you plan on doing. 

If you have a larger family or are planning longer stays in the outdoors, the 8L model would be more suitable.  

However, if you have a smaller family, you’re on a budget or you’re mainly using it for quick rinses, the 5L model would be a perfect fit. 

No matter which size you choose, both the 5L and 8L Beach Showers offer convenience, efficiency, and ease for keeping your family clean and comfortable during your outdoor adventures.


Final thoughts 

If you're still not 100% sure whether the 5L or 8L Beach Shower is the right size for your family, get in touch!  

We're happy to answer any questions you may have to help you make the best decision for your family's outdoor needs.  

Remember, a well-chosen Beach Shower can make all the difference when you're at the beach, camping or exploring the great outdoors. Happy adventures from your mates at Beach Soul®! 

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