Beach Packing List Items & Tips

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Lucky you, planning to hit the beach on your next trip?

Relax, we have you covered with all you will need on your beach getaway.

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh




Item Type
Mind Valuables-

Keep in mind what you will be taking to the beach, especially if you are on your own or your group will be swimming and leaving items on the beach. You don't want to be worrying about anybody stealing something valuable.

Insect Protection-

Some beaches will suffer with with nasty insects that want to bite you. Come prepared, especially if you unlucky enough to be a high attraction target or suffer allergic reactions.

Protecting KeysKeys

There are a number of ways to try keep your keys safe while swimming, at the beach, etc.

  • Swimwear Loop: Some people like to take their keys with them when they swim. Some swimwear provide a loop where you can attach a key.

Or check out these related items: Waterproof Wallet, Dry Box, Key Wristband, Vehicle Lock Box.

Packing Items

Item Type

Flip Flops/Thongs

Open footwear typically made or rubber or plastic with a thong between the big and second toe. Come in super basic styles, or something more fancy. They don't provide much protection, but are easy to slip in and out of and often light weight. Also popular for use in communal showers, to protect your feet from nasties and often quick to dry.

Beach Towel

Often brightly colored, a towel you take down to the beach to lie on or dry yourself with after a swim.

Beach Umbrella

Can protect you from the sun, wind and sand.

Beach Tent

A shelter against the sun and potentially the wind. Be careful putting it up so the wind does not take off with it.

Beach Bag

Any kind of bag to put your items in while at the beach. Some beach bags may be designed to help with sand, e.g., having small holes so the sand falls out, but your items don't.


The body is made of around 60% water, so keep hydrated to stay in top shape.


A lose-fitting garment that normally has sleeves. Can be used as nightwear, over other clothing, around the house, or between activities like swimming.


Used to lock or open something, e.g., your house, vehicle, bag.


Surf wear created for swimming and the beach, although they have branched into other fashion areas.


Small two-piece swimsuit with a bra top and underwear bottom.


Not just to look cool, but sunglasses can protect your eyes damage by the sun, reduce glare and polarized lenses allow you to see better through water.

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