Summer Beach Packing List

Summer Beach Packing List

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If you're like me, you hate forgetting an item on your way to the beach. Especially if it's far away, or you spent over an hour preparing for it. I've used this list several times myself and I'm happy to share!

Who's this for?

This checklist is for parents, beach-goers, or anyone else who wants to spend the whole day at the beach, if not a few hours. You may be the type to sit and relax, read a book, and sip a beverage. Or you might have a family that needs entertainment, food, and a place to rest.

The Checklist


  • Batteries
  • Camera
  • Cell phone
  • Chargers for electronic devices
  • Radio or speakers


  • Beach bag, tote, or beach cart
  • Beach blanket
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrella
  • Fishing poles and bait

First Aid

  • Alcohol swabs or Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antacid
  • Antidiarrheal medicine
  • Antihistamine
  • Bandages
  • Band-aids
  • Candied ginger for motion sickness
  • Gas relief tablets
  • Mild laxative
  • Pain reliever, non-aspirin
  • Thermometer in a hard case


  • Beverages
  • Cooler or lunch bags
  • Cups
  • Deli meat
  • Extra water
  • Fresh fruits
  • Grill and accessories
  • Ice packs
  • Napkins
  • Nuts, dried fruits, crackers
  • Plastic silverwear
  • Sandwich bread
  • Spirits
  • Toppings or condiments

Health and Beauty

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Body lotion
  • Comb and brush
  • Contact lens solution, if needed
  • Deodorant
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip balm with SPF 15 or higher
  • Prescription or medication
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher
  • Travel-sized detergent


  • Baby food or snacks
  • Beach games
  • Beach toys
  • Blanket or playpen
  • Bottles
  • Extra outfit
  • Flotation device, arm bands, floaties
  • Kid-friendly sunscreen
  • Swim diapers
  • Umbrella or tent cover
  • Wipes


  • Book to read
  • Extra bag for wet clothes
  • Maps and directions
  • Cash
  • Printouts of reservations
  • Travel journal


  • Flip-flops
  • Flotation devices
  • Glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Goggles
  • Long-sleeve or jacket
  • Snorkel and fins
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimsuit cover-up
  • Towels
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