The Ultimate Guide to Packing for a Beach Trip


Going to the beach is one of the most exciting things you can do during the summer. But before you set off, you need to make sure you have everything you need. Packing for a beach trip can be daunting, but with a little bit of planning, it can be a breeze. Here's the ultimate guide to packing for a beach trip.

What to Pack

  • Beach towel: A good beach towel is a must-have. Look for one that is absorbent and dries quickly.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  • Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from the sun's glare by packing a good pair of sunglasses.
  • Hat: A wide-brimmed hat will provide extra protection for your face and neck.
  • Swimsuit: Of course, you can't forget your swimsuit! Pack at least two so you have a backup.
  • Beach bag: You'll need a sturdy beach bag to carry all your essentials.
  • Flip flops: Comfortable and easy to wear, flip flops are the perfect beach footwear.
  • Water bottle: Stay hydrated by packing a refillable water bottle.
  • Snacks: Pack some healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts, and granola bars.

Clothing Must Haves

Versatility is key, as well as pieces to layer and keep you cool in the sun.

  • A beach cover-up that is easy to take on and off, as well as can be worn to grab a drink or quick lunch in.
  • Sundresses are hot this year and can really be dresses up or down for any occasion that may arise.
  • A light sweater or kimono that can be used for cooler nights, dining out, or changing the look of an outfit.
  • Sandals and sneakers that are comfortable and can be mixed and matched with many outfits.
  • I recommend a color theme that can enable a variety of options to change up.
  • In my opinion, denim is your friend. It goes with anything! Bring a denim skirt, denim shorts & denim jeans. You can also take it up a notch and bring white and colored denim to bring you that great summer vibe.

What to Leave at Home

When it comes to packing for a beach trip, less is often more. Here are a few things you can leave at home:

  • Jewelry: You don't want to lose your favorite earrings or necklace in the sand or water.
  • Heavy books: Instead, opt for a lightweight e-reader or audiobook.
  • Expensive gadgets: The beach is not the place for expensive electronics.


Packing for a beach trip can be easy if you plan ahead. Stick to the essentials and leave the non-essentials at home. With these tips, you'll be ready for a fun and stress-free day at the beach. Check us out to snag some great finds:

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