Packing List: Beach Vacation

Apr 12, 2015


5 Things You Won't Want to Forget for a Beach Vacation

1. Dry clothes: Bring dry clothes and a Ziploc bag to store the wet ones in your day bag. A second swimsuit comes in handy for day two in case your first doesn’t quite dry.

2. Books or magazines: We love our eReaders but have had too many low-battery/sand-related incidents to risk hours of uninterrupted beach reading time.

3. Lots of drinking water: Staying hydrated is key.

4. A large blanket: You’ll want more surface area than just your towel to spread out and keep the wet sand at bay.

5. A jug of water: Keep this in your car to help rid yourself of pesky sand before you head back to the hotel. Baby powder works well too.

Complete Packing List for a Beach Vacation

Clothing & Accessories

Bring multiple swimsuits and coverups for multiple days on the beach. When you're heading out, bring dry clothes with you. Don't forget flip-flops and a great sun hat. For a killer workout, pack clothes and shoes for a run on the beach.


  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Medications
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Insect repellant
  • Glasses, contact solution, case and extra pairs
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Makeup
  • Razor
  • Small container of shaving cream
  • Sanitary products
  • Deodorant
  • Brush or comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Disposable antibacterial wipes
  • Hairpins/hairties
  • Hair detangler
  • Lipbalm with sunscreen


  • Phone charger
  • External battery pack


  • ID
  • Health insurance card
  • Cash
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Printed copies of your hotel confirmation, rental car information, maps and itineraries
  • Multiple sizes of zip-top bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach bag
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Jug of water or baby powder to combat sand
  • Beach blanket
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrella
  • Towels
  • Water shoes
  • Water toys
  • Goggles
  • Floatation devices
  • Snorkel
  • Frisbee
  • Books or magazines
  • Tissues
  • Handheld fan
  • Cooler
  • Radio or iPod with dock
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