Here are the items I believe are essential to any beach house:
-An outdoor shower.
-Peanut butter, in case you get in too late to grocery shop.
-Driftwood, found at the beach.
-A wild raspberry bush.
-A good grill.
-Any number of fishing rods, half with tangled reels.
-An unwelcome visit from a skunk.
-A boogie board.
-A fire pit.
-More importantly, extra towels.
-A happy dog.
-A well stocked wine and beer fridge.
-A half dozen empty sunscreen bottles.
-A collection of something obscure.
-The subtle scent of mildew.
And time that finally feels like it's moving at a breathable speed.
We can't leave out these additions from Michelle M.
The ice cream truck,
And sandy floors.
And a few more from Beth W.
Sandy, water-logged paperback,
T-shirts and flip flops someone left behind (who knows who?),
A beat-up car (ours has mice) to drive to the beach.
Lovely gifts from weekend guests
Beachboard, Boogieboard, Surfboard, Paddleboard, Skateboard, Skimboard and a pair of Hobies