I searched the web to find all the best beach packing lists for you, and boy was I surprised. If you want a really good, comprehensive packing list, this article will save you a whole lot of time!
Type “beach packing list” into a search engine and you’ll get millions of results. Those that appear on the first page of results should be awesome lists, right? So I thought, but here’s the truth.
Mainly what you’ll find are articles with packing advice and tips. The vast majority of the “lists” that show up contain only a few selected items that the article encourages you to buy. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that. I like to promote my favorite items too because I know people will enjoy them. It’s just not helpful if you’re looking for a good beach packing list. What I need is something to help me think of everything I’ll need for my trip and remember to pack all of it.
Since I couldn’t find a really good, comprehensive list, I created my own list for you. My aim was to cover everything you may need whether you’re packing for adults only or children from infants on up. Of course I’m always open to suggestion because we all learn from experience. If you have something helpful to add, please leave a comment below!
The Complete Beach Packing List by HappyBeachcomber.com
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Beach Packing ListHappyBeachcomber.com
For the Kids
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Other Beach Packing Lists
The Essential Beach Packing List, Smarter Travel
This is the only other list I found that might be worth a look. There are some beach packing tips plus a printable checklist that includes clothes/accessories, toiletries, beach gear, and travel essentials. I like this list. It just doesn’t go into as much detail as the HappyBeachcomber.com list. Personally, I write down everything or I’ll forget!
The Ultimate Beach Packing List for a Week-Long Vacation, AFAR
The bad news here is that there is no printable here, and the page is not organized all that well. However, the article presents lots of ideas that you may find helpful.
One More Thing Before You Go…
In addition to packing, here are a few things I do the week before heading off on a beach vacation:
- When going somewhere new, enter the destination address in your phone. Add it as a “favorite” in maps, enter it as a contact, or whatever works for you. Also add a phone note with any gate or other security codes you may need.
- If you’re taking a camera, check the memory card to make sure you have enough room for all your new vacation memories. The same goes for your phone. If you have limited storage, you may need to transfer photos to a computer or storage service to free up space for new pics.
- Make a note on your phone with passwords to your entertainment accounts such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. You may want access to your streaming services while you’re gone, especially if bad weather sets in. I use a password manager (LastPass), so my passwords are always easily available from my phone.
That should do it! Obviously, much of what you decide to pack will depend on whether you’re driving or flying. Please print out my list and add or delete items to make it your own. I hope it helps, but if you do forget something there’s always Wallyworld. Happy traveling!
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