The Ultimate Family Beach Vacation Packing List

December 27, 2017

 

Use this helpful packing list to remember the essentials and more, for a fun and sun beach getaway for everyone. 

 

ESSENTIALS

 

  • Big beach bag

  • Beach blanket, mat or towels

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen (pack at least one all-purpose sunscreen with SPF 15 and one that’s waterproof or resistant)

  • Beach cart, chair and umbrella, unless your resort provides these

  • Cell phone (be sure it’s charged)

  • Credit cards and cash, driver’s license/ID

  • Waterproof bag or plastic bag for wallets and cell phones

  • Flotation devices

  • Glasses and/or contact lenses, if necessary (bring an extra pair, too)

  • Goggles

  • Health insurance cards

 

CLOTHING

 

  • Sun hat

  • Flip flops or sandals/Water shoes if there are sharp rocks or coral

  • Swimsuits (at least two)

  • Swimsuit cover-up

 

FUN STUFF

 

  • Beach balls, inflatables, toys or games

  • Mask, snorkel and fins

  • Sand bucket for building sand castles

 

HEALTH & BEAUTY

 

  • Aloe vera gel and/or after-sun lotion

  • Bug spray

  • Comb or brush

  • First aid kit:  including antacid, antidiarrheal, medicine, allergy medicines, bandages, candied ginger for motion sickness, non-aspirin pain reliever

  • Hair elastics and clips

  • Hand sanitizer and/or antibacterial wipes

  • Lip balm with SPF

  • Swim diapers for babies

 

FOOD & DRINK

 

  • Bottle opener

  • Bottled water or a water bottle

  • Cooler with ice and/or insulated bag

  • Cups

  • Drinks

  • Food/snacks

  • Garbage bag

  • Napkins

  • Plastic silverware/plates

 

THIS & THAT

 

  • Extra batteries for small electronics and cameras

  • Bluetooth speaker/MP3 player

  • Books, magazines or e-Reader

  • Camera

  • Chargers for your cell phone, tablet, laptop, etc.

  • Maps and directions (in case Wi-Fi is not available for online directions)

  • Books and magazines for reading

  • Extra bags for collecting sea shells

  • Travel journal


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