7 Essentials To Pack For Your Beach Vacations


Summer brings with it the relentless sunshine, unbearable heat, and stuffy air, but of course, the vacations! With the holidays approaching fast, it is the perfect time to hit the beach, catch some waves, cool off in the refreshing ocean breeze. The sand between your toes and, the sound of the crashing tides and chirping birds are akin to therapeutic healing that ebbs away the troubles of the hectic city life. The entire experience can revitalize you and revive you into an entirely new person.

But, your escape to the sandy shores can quickly turn sour if you go unprepared or forget to pack something essential. Therefore, we have compiled a checklist of seven most important things you need to carry to your next beach holiday:

Summer wear

You have to pack your trendy swimsuits, of course, but bring along at least two even if you are going away for a long weekend because you never know when may disaster strike. Opt for loose, flirty sundresses that serve as a cover-up during the day and can be worn with strappy wedges at night.  Add a sarong to your luggage, which can also function as a beach towel or a wrap if you feel chilly. When deciding about pants and shorts, always go for the stark white ones. Also, pack the most fun, colorful skirt you have. Throw in a few funky t-shirts and sparkly tank tops to have different options. Don’t forget to pack your PJ’s and undergarments!


Depending on your accommodation, you may have to pack travel-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner. In addition, you will need body lotion, sunscreen, face cleanser, lip balm with at least SPF 15, deodorant, antibacterial wipes and feminine hygiene products.

When deciding about makeup, a little goes a long way for a beach vacation. A sheer coverage foundation, mascara, blush, sheer gloss and bright red lipstick is enough to create a perfect look, regardless of time, for your sun-kissed face. You should also bring along some pain medicines, just in case all the running around on the beach and swimming in the ocean makes your muscles ache.


They take up a lot of space,and you will not need them most of the time when you are at the beach. Therefore, go for just three pairs of footwear:

  • Flip-flops for your trips to the beach
  • Wedges for a night out partying or just hanging with friends since they go well with sundresses, skirts, and even pants
  • White trainers (and socks) since they are in style and very comfortable, especially if you decide to go on a morning jog or a shopping spree around town


To name the ultimate beach essentials, you need a big floppy sun hat and sunglasses to shield your face and eyes on the seaside.For other accessories, choose bright, funky jewelry to add a bit of oomph to your beach looks. A statement piece can round off your simple tee or a sundress perfectly.

You may or may not need to pack your hairdryer, depending upon its availability in the hotel room.

Beach bag

Pack a lightweight but sturdy beach bag to carry your essentials like sunblock, beach towel, a book, camera and other knick-knacks, to the beach.

Light jacket

You might wonder why you need an upper on a summer vacation to the beach. But, once the sun goes down and the night breeze sets in, the air can get pretty chilly. Therefore, it is advisable to carry a jacket, preferably stylish light leather jackets, because they always look chic and trendy. Opt for a cheerful color like this green leather jacketone, as it is so versatile and perfect summer color.


Is the camera a beach essential? Not technically but it is definitely a holiday bring-along. Moreover, the white sand, clear blue water sparkling in the sun light and the mesmerizing sunset on the beach offers terrific picturesque views. It is bound to compel you to snap a few dozen pictures.

You would also want to capture the precious yet fleeting moments of your family and friends frolicking in the tides, as well as a few of snaps of yourself rocking the bikini.

As long as you plan ahead, consult our checklist, and save yourself from the last minute packing frenzy, you will be all set to enjoy your seaside getaway. To make new memories, bond with your loved ones, and refuel for the hustle and bustle of the routine life.

Author Bio:

About Ashley Rosa: Ashley Rosa is a freelance writer and blogger. As writing is her passion that why she loves to write articles related to the latest trends in technology and sometimes on health-tech as well.  She is crazy about chocolates. You can find her at twitter: @ashrosa2.


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