Beach Vacation Packing List – Everything You Need this Summer

Are you getting ready for your trip to paradise? Are you wondering what to pack for your beach vacation? Make sure you leave no essentials behind with our ultimate beach vacation packing list.

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Travel Essentials

Make sure to check our article “Vacation Planner Checklist” to read more about necessary travel essentials, depending on your type of vacation.

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1. Passport and ID

2. Visa

3. Travel Itinerary

4. Cell Phone

5. Chargers and Outlets

6. Electrical Outlet Adapter

7. Wallet

8. Cash

9. ATM/Credit/Debit cards

10. Accommodation Address

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Beach Vacation Essentials

These are your top most necessary beach vacation essentials.

1. Beach towel

Your beach towel is a must. Use it to wipe summer water salt off you, or lay it onto your beach your sunbed and enjoy a nice sun tan.

2. Sunscreen

The last thing you want during your vacation of relaxation is to get sun burnt. Make sure to pack your sunscreen with you, with the appropriate SPF protection.

3. Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from excess sunlight while looking incredible chic at the same time- your sunglasses are an absolute must-pack during your beach vacation.

4. Insect Repellent

During hot seasons, some tropical destinations may have insects such as mosquitoes. Pack a travel sized insect repellent for utmost protection, so that you can enjoy your beach vacation to the fullest without any worries.

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Beach Vacation Clothes

1. Swimwear

A beach vacation without your swimwear is like going to a snowed town without a jacket. In other words, your swimwear are an essential part to your beach vacation! Get ready to dive into beautiful waters, looking and feeling your absolute best.

2. Beach Sandals

Beach sandals are necessary to ensure your comfort. You definitely don’t want to ruin your summer sandals or going out shoes by getting them wet or walking on the beach. Make sure to pack a comfortable casual pair of beach sandals for your walks by the beach. In certain areas, the sand can get pretty hot- so having your pair of beach sandals handy can be a life-saver.

3. Casual Sundress

There’s nothing more comfortable than wearing a casual sundress on your beach vacation. The looser your casual sundress is, the more comfortable you are likely to be. It will leave you feeling light and breezy in your hot beach vacation temperatures.

4. Maxi Summer Dress

There can’t be a beach vacation without a maxi summer dress. Not only do they look beautiful, but they will leave you feeling light and comfortable during your walks while feeling the summer breeze, or during your night out.

5. Summer Romper

A summer romper is a great piece of clothing to include for your beach vacation. Its short-fitted nature will allow you to feel extra comfortable during your summer adventures. And what is even better- they look great on you!

6. Summer Casual Sandals

Summer casual sandals are different from your beach sandals. Make sure to pack a pair of your favourite summer casual sandals to wear on your night out, or during your walks in the city— if your travel destination includes a city during your beach vacation.

7. Summer Wedges

Wedges are typically the comfiest form of heels. Bring your summer wedges along with you on your beach vacation to wear during a fun night out!

8. Sporting Attire

Sporting attire is the comfiest when it comes to traveling. You could decide to wear your summer sporting attire during your flight to your tropical destination.

9. Shorts

Shorts will leave you feeling comfier than ever the warm temperatures at your beach vacation destination. Wear them on top of your swimwear, or even during a casual night out.

10. Tank Tops

You might want to pack a couple of tank tops for your beach vacation. Tank tops are comfortable and easy to wear. Choose to wear them alone, or under additional clothing- the choice is yours, but make sure to pack this beach vacation essential!

11. Comfortable T-Shirts

Comfortable T-shirts are a must during your beach vacation. Take a T-shirt with you to the beach to wear over your swimwear, or even choose to wear your comfortable T-shirt during your night’s sleep. You can practically wear your T-shirts anywhere and they will leave you feeling more comfortable than ever.

12. Summer Blouses

Pack your summer blouses for date night or for a nice lunch or dinner during your beach vacation.

13. Beach Bag

Your beach bag is a must: here is where you will want to put your sunscreen, any face or body creams, your water bottle, of even a change of clothes to wear after your dip into the beautiful beach waters.

14. Clutch, Evening Purse

Take a clutch or evening purse with you for a fun summer brunch, lunch or dinner.

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Beach Vacation Toiletries

1. Face Cream with SPF

So you have your sunscreen, but you want to bring your face moisturizer along with you. That is fine- just make sure that your face cream has SPF in it, so that you are constantly protected from the sun’s rays.

2. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss

Don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, or anything else that you use for your night routine.

3. Aftersun Face and Body Cream

Aftersun face a body cream is important for ensuring full moisturization and protection from the sun.

4. Razors

Pack a pair of razors with you- if you are using disposable razors, than you can even pack those in your carry on.

5. Shower Sandals

It is a good idea to pack a pair of shower sandals.

6. Deodorant

Deodorant is essential for your beach vacation, especially since you will be traveling to a hot climate. It can come in extremely handy.

7. Perfume

Feel your absolute best by packing some perfume with you. This can come in especially handy in hot climates. Take your travel sized perfume with you wherever you go.

8. Lip Balm with SPF

Bring some lip balm with you so that you can moisturize your lips- make sure it has SPF, your lips need protection from the sun just as much as the rest of your body does.

9. Dry shampoo, Hair Gel, Hair Spray

Don’t forget your hair toiletries! Hair styling in hot climates can sometimes be difficult, having the appropriate hair gel or hair spray can really help with the styling process and maintenance.

10. Hair Oil

Sun hair damage can be disheartening. Pack some hair oil with you to apply onto your hair after a day on the beach. You will be glad that you did!

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Beach Vacation Fun Additions

1. Fun Beach Toys

Did someone say beach party? Bring your floaties and have some beach fun- you can even make your own beach party!

2. Beach Goggles and Snorkels

If you want to take a look underwater, make sure to bring your beach goggles and your snorkels. It could add a lot of fun to your beach vacation.

3. Beach Fins

If you are really looking to explore the depths of the water, then bringing or even purchasing a pair of fins once you are at your beach destination could be tremendous fun.

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