The Ultimate Beach Vacation Packing List

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Sep 10,2021

Beaches are the most relaxing places to be for nearly everybody. They are enjoyed by all types of people.

Some typical items are needed at the beach. But we have come up with a beach vacation packing list of things that may have escaped your mind.

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This beach vacation packing list will help you to experience the perfect beach time.

What to Pack for the Beach


1. Travel Insurance 



Be protected and safe with travel insurance because a beach trip can be a pricey affair. Do not let any accident ruin your beach vacation.

Travel insurance is not something that usually forms a part of beach vacation packing lists. But it helps you to relax and unwind. It takes the worry of accidents out of your mind.


2. Slip-On Water Shoes


Protecting your feet is essential at the beach. Sharp rocks and shells can cut an unprotected foot. You do not want to get any infection. The Aleader water shoes can be worn while doing your usual beach activities. They grip well and dry quickly. They do not collect sand and are great for beaches.


3. Hand-Held Fan



It gets hot on the beach. The breeze is often not enough reprieve.A personal fan adds to the comfort level when lounging. It is helpful when cooling off children who may be feeling hot from playing.

The VersionTECH Usb fan is small and light. But it kicks out quite a breeze. Include this in your beach vacation packing list. You will not regret your decision.


4. Canopy Umbrella


It is advisable to bring some shade from the sun. This is so that you can take respite from the UV exposure and the heat. The Sport-Brella Canopy umbrella anchors into the sand. This ensures that it will not blow away. Further, it is large enough to give shade to more than one person.


5. Reef-Safe Sunscreen



You should always use reef-safe sunscreen. This is the item in our beach vacation packing list that will protect your health and keep your skin safe from the harsh sun.

Further, traditional sunscreens contain chemicals. They have been shown to cause great damage to aquatic ecosystems. Opt for a reef-safe sunscreen such as the Burnout Ocean Tested Sunscreen. It will help protect aquatic plants and animals. This is true whether you are on the beaches of a lake, a sea, or an ocean. 


6. Hand Sanitizer


It is tough to remain germ-free while enjoying your perfect beach day. However, it all becomes possible when you bring hand sanitizer. Enjoy water sports, swimming, and beach picnics, all while being safe and staying clean. The Baby Bum Hand Sanitizer smells excellent. It will keep you feeling fresh for hours. Soak in the beauty of your surroundings securely with this in your bag.


7. Filtered Water bottle



Hydration is necessary when you are doing anything active and spending time in the sun. A filtered water bottle is a great way to ensure that you can refill it anywhere. This is where LifeStraw Go comes in. The high-tech filter makes sure that the water is free of chemicals and bacteria and is tasty. This is true even if you fill the bottle at a random beach spigot.


8. Lipstick-Sized Charger


Your device batteries can be easily drained by a day of fun at the beach. Recharge your electronics with a portable charger. The Anker PowerCore+ Mini charger is the size of a lipstick tube. But do not let its size fool you. The device can hold multiple charges. It will power up your devices rapidly using standard USB charger cables.


9. Jeasona Swimsuit Cover-Up



Swimsuit cover-ups are very practical. They also provide a chance to play around with beach fashion. The Jeasona cover-up is very flattering and comfortable. The soft material dries quickly. Instead of getting stretched out and baggy, it retains its shape. Changing your clothes is the last thing on your list when you get out of the water. Wear this while you dry off. 


10. Odyseaco Beach Bag


 A good beach bag should be roomy and lightweight. It should be easy to clean out the sand. This Odyseaco beach bag is all of that. Also, it has an extra cooler in it. You can have that much cooler space!

It is made for traveling. It will fold up neatly for packing and storage.


11. WildHorn Outfitters Beach Mat



Beach blankets are always necessary. However, the wrong blanket will get blown around. It will get filled with sand and will be hard to dry when you get home.  This WildHorn Outfitters beach mat is made of parachute material. It is lightweight and quick-drying. The mat folds up compactly for packing easily. There are sand weights on the edges. So, it will not blow around easily in the beach breeze! It even has some pockets for your belongings.


12. Hero Windproof Travel Umbrella


You may be heading to a beach where you may encounter rain. Such beaches include any island in Hawaii or the Pacific Northwest. You will want to have a windproof travel umbrella in that case.

The Hero Travel Umbrella is sturdy and super compact yet sturdy. It is excellent for keeping some rain protection in the car. You will be able to stay dry. Enjoy the beauty of the beach amidst a significant downpour.


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13. Cooler Bag



A day at the beach is incomplete without a supply of snacks and cold drinks. Keep everything fresh in the packable and collapsible Mier cooler bag. It has a super thick insulation lining. Also, it can hold up to 24 cans. Throw in some beach-friendly snacks such as cheese and salami. You are good to go!


14. Chilly Pad Cooling Towel


Be more relaxed and enjoy the day longer when your cooling towel tags along to the beach with you. Hot temperatures make everyone feel sluggish and uncomfortable. However, you feel energized and chilled to lead a wonderful day with the Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad cooling towel. 

Relax with it on your neck or around your shoulders. You may even wrap it around your wrist. It will help you to regulate body temperature and unwind. Roll it up and place it in your bag. Then enjoy a carefree evening.


15. Leave-in Conditioner



Beach days can be hard on your hair. Prolonged sun exposure can cause lasting damage.  You have got a recipe for dryness and frizz when you add wind and saltwater. The Sun Bum 3-in-one leave-in conditioner replenishes nutrients to your hair. It protects the hair from further damage. The conditioner is easy to use and smells good. Also, it does not add much product residue.


16. Packing Cubes


You may be traveling with a suitcase or a backpack or loading up your car. Then, some packing cubes will make it much easier to remain organized. Grab the Hero Packing Cubes instead of having to search around for your bikini top or your swim trunks. Your swimsuits will be packed in. You will be ready to go to the beach. It does not matter if it is a vacation in Hawaii or the local beach.


17. Float Straps for Electronics Devices



You may plan to bring your devices near the water. Then they should be able to float and be waterproof!

Imagine your mobile phone disappearing to the bottom of the sea. It cannot be fun. Tethys float straps keep small devices such as phones and cameras afloat. This assists you in retrieving them more easily. They are also very comfortable to wear on your wrist. You can easily prevent your devices from falling!


18. Underwater Camera


Immortalize your underwater memories with a waterproof camera!

Many cameras, such as GoPro, give you a full range of digital camera functions. They also include underwater sound for videos. They are easy to use, durable, and very affordable.


19. Waterproof Mobile Phone Case



Ever wanted to take a few selfies in the water with your phone?

You can easily realize your dreams with waterproof pouches. These have a simple snap and lock closure. It keeps out sand and water. Additionally, you will have full use of your camera and touchscreen! A must-have in our beach vacation packing list.


20. Quick-Dry Towel

A soft beach towel is one of the necessary items in our beach vacation packing list. Read a book and relax while using your travel towel. You can use it to dry yourself off quickly.

The Hero Microfiber towel is suitable for a lovely day enjoying the weather or an action-filled beach day. This towel is available in several colors and comes with a bonus washcloth. 



It may seem very tough to get organized for a great day at the beach. Follow this beach vacation packing list, and your trip will be a breeze!

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