Beach Vacation? Here’s What To Pack!

Be it a getaway with your friends, some family bonding time or a romantic trip with your loved one- a beach vacation, more often than not, takes the crown. The sweet sound of the waves, sea breeze gently making your hair dance, the endless, enchanting horizons, and the soothing sensation of sand trying to escape from beneath your feet- a beach vacation is how you meet tranquility. If a rejuvenating escape is your salvation, then beaches are your destination!

Here are some packing tips for carry on luggage for your long-awaited day at the beach-

Once you pick a beach destination of your liking, it’s time to get packing. As simple as a beach vacation sounds, the packing part of the process can be tricky. Yes, beaches are all fun and games until you are soaking wet with nothing in your bag to help you get dry or until the sand decides to fall in love with your skin and spend a lifetime with it. You also need to carry the right lotions if you aren’t a fan of sunburns and rashes!

A beach vacation demands a swimsuit. Carry an extra pair so that there’s always something dry to wear, and bring them along in your carry-on. Little sand particles are likely to bring great distress to your feet. For the sake of your feet, bring flip-flops, sandals, water shoes, or canvas tennis shoes, depending on the type of beach you’re on. Also, there is nothing more annoying than discovering your bag and all the essentials in it, doused in sand! Look for products that are ‘sand-free’, they’ll make your day at the beach a whole better.

One must always carry a little bit of vacation back home with them- do not take this saying literally. You do not want to go back home with wet and sandy items. Make sure you take some time out and make arrangements to transport these items back home. Light and breezy items should dominate your wardrobe choices.

Packing Checklist For Travel For Beach Vacations


  • Bathing suits
  • Cover-up
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Water shoes
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Undershirts/bras
  • Sleepwear
  • T-shirts
  • Dress shirts
  • Casual shirts
  • Jeans/pants
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light jacket/sweater
  • Leisure shoes
  • Belt
  • Jewelry
  • Beach bag
  • Small purse/clutch
  • Athletic shoes
  • Workout gear
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  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Brush/comb
  • Hairstyling products
  • Hairstyling tools
  • Moisturizer
  • Contact lenses/solution
  • Shaving supplies
  • Clothespins
  • Makeup/makeup remover
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Birth control
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Travel first aid kit
  • Medications/vitamins
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Disposable wipes
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Beach Gear

  • Beach umbrella
  • Beach blanket/towel
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach sports and water toys
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety/flotation devices
  • Cooler or insulated bag
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Portable speaker

Beach vacation calls for light packing. To help you get started on this task, here are some quick tips for packing luggage:
-Pack only the must-haves and leave the unnecessary behind! Lay out everything you think you might need and only keep the ones that come with a definite YES!
-Make a list of things that need to be packed at least a week prior to your departure. Then, a day or two day before, cross-question yourself again about everything on the list.
-Carry separate pouches and keep designated compartments for the sandy items to ensure that your clean items don’t face the wrath of the sand!

Now that your checklist is ready, it’s time to get packing and get going on that ultimate beach vacation you’ve spent days dreaming about!

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