A Guide on What to Pack for the Beach

Headed to the beach for the weekend or going on a beach vacation soon but struggling with what to pack for the beach?  We’ve got you covered with our list of beach essentials and must-have items to ensure you don’t forget anything and have a great time at the beach.

What to Pack for the Beach 

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Most of the time you will probably be lounging and sunbathing at the beach or dipping into the water for a bit. Here is a list of beach basics you should include in your packing list if you don’t have a clear idea on what to pack for the beach. 

Beach Gear 

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If you’re planning on a full beach day, then there is also some important beach gear that you should pack as well to make your time at the beach more enjoyable. 

Toiletries and Medications to Pack 

First Aid, Health, Kit, Antiseptic

When packing for the beach, it’s always good to be prepared and bring along some toiletries and medications to stay safe and take the proper precautions. Here are some toiletries and medications you should consider bringing with you: 

Other Things to Bring to the Beach 

We’ve already covered the essentials you should bring to the beach.  Here are some extra items you can add in if you like: 

What NOT to Bring to the Beach 

We’ve discussed what to pack for the beach above, but there are also certain things I would recommend NOT bringing to the beach. They include: 

  • Laptops and Tablets – While it may be appealing to bring your laptop or tablet to the beach and possibly get some work done or play games to pass some time, I would advise against it. You could risk damaging your devices with water or sand, so it’s best to leave them at home. If you absolutely must bring them, then I suggest placing them in a waterproof bag while they are not in use. 

  • Other Electronic Devices – It would be safer to only bring waterproof electronics to the beach because the last thing you would want is to have them not work because of sand stuck in them or water damage. 

  • Valuables – This includes things such as your wallet, credit cards, cash, expensive jewelry etc. Lock them up in your car to ensure they stay safe. You could also get a portable safe to keep them in if you prefer to have them with you on the beach. 

  • Sneakers – If you can opt for flip flops or sandals I would do so. Wearing sneakers to the beach may cause you to feel hotter and you will most likely get sand in your shoes and socks, which won’t be fun to clean later. 

Hopefully, you now have an idea of exactly what to pack for the beach or beach vacation. All that’s left now is to pack your bags, and have a wonderful day at the beach! 


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