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Beach Vacation Ideas & Packing List

All The Essentials for a Beach Vacation

If you're heading to the coast or lake for a relaxing weekend getaway, use our Beach Essentials Checklist to save you time and ensure a stress-free trip for the whole family. We've got all your beach needs covered from seaside essentials to some recommended additions. Our beach essentials shopping list is a useful shopping tool to make planning and packing for your next summer trip a breeze.

Getting organized for a trip to the beach can be a pain, especially when you have an entire family to think about, but with a bit of preparation you can stay cool, calm and collected for your seashore getaway. We've all arrived on a weekend away only to discover that we've forgotten something vital. Get the most out of your adventure by planning ahead! This list covers the essentials, with all the items you'll need for a memorable and relaxing beach vacation, whether it's for a day trip or a full vacation. Save this list of seaside essentials your account before your next trip and use the app at home and in-store to tick off items you have and see those that you need to keep you and your family safe and happy in the sun!

Beach Vacation Ideas & Checklist

A checklist for all your beach vacation needs.

  • Books and magazines
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Sunscreen lotion with broad spectrum UV protection SPF 50
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Beach blanket
  • Beach mats
  • Flip flops
  • Sun hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Insect repellent
  • Disposable wipes
  • Snorkel
  • Beach blanket
  • Cooler bag
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Ice
  • Plenty of water
  • Beach umbrella
  • Sun tent
  • Chairs
  • Beach ball, shovel, bucket & other toys
  • Water wings
  • Inflatable mattress and other floatation toys
  • Camera
  • Baby powder