beach bums

the peninsula's premier children's consignment event

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Beach Bums Consignment Sale began in 2010 when Kim Baust and Leah Hooper organized and held the first sale in the Hilton Women's Club House. Thirty consignors came together for a three day sale that started a tradition here on the peninsula! Since 2010, a Beach Bums sale has been held each spring and fall. Beginning with the July 2014 sale, Katey Howerton joined the Beach Bums team. The July 2016 sale will be the twelfth sale!

Beach Bums is now a five day event with over 160 consignors, 100 volunteers, many vendors and hundreds of shoppers!

We have met the most wonderful moms (and dads and grandparents!) through our consignment sale.  We look forward to seeing our Beach Bum family each sale! Come join the fun!


Kim lives with her husband, Joe, and two boys, Jack and James in Newport News.

Kim teaches third grade at Hampton Roads Academy, and her husband is a pediatrician at TPMG James River Pediatrics.

Katey lives with her husband, Brian, and two boys, Ty and Beck in Smithfield.

Katey is the Assistant Dean for Development at William & Mary Law School; and her husband is an aerospace engineer at NASA, Langley.


Leah and her family now reside in St. Louis, Missouri.

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about us


The best place to find quality children's clothing, gear and toys for a fraction of the retail price!

Beach Bums is a place where moms, dads, grandparents, and local small business owners can come together to socialize, meet new friends and shop!


We would love for you to be a part of our annual consignment event.


Let us take the hard work out of selling your quality clothes, gear and toys!


Invite friends, coworkers, family and everyone else you know to come and shop with you!