A trip to the beach has always been one of the more popular choices for vacations! Many people love the idea of soaking up the sunshine, learning to surf or scuba dive or just walking along the shore while picking up shells. Like any vacation, a trip to the beach takes careful planning and packing. Here are some helpful packing tips for a beach vacation to ensure you have everything you need and stay safe.
Before beginning to pack you should always write out a list of everyone who is going along on the trip and what all you have to pack for them. You can even make it like a checklist so as you go along packing you can reference the list if you need to. Remember to leave the list out as a reminder to pack last minute items such as medications you need to take along for the trip.
When packing for a beach vacation you will likely want to pack at least 2 or 3 bathing suits depending upon how long you are staying. This will give you plenty to choose from or wear. You can also bring along a cover-up to wear if you feel more comfortable. In addition to 2 or 3 bathing suits, you will also want to pack along a couple of pairs of beach friendly shoes. Although walking barefoot sounds fun, the sand can get incredibly hot, not to mention you run the risk of cutting your foot on broken shells. You will also need to bring along plenty of beach towels.
For a night out you may want to bring along a casual yet classy outfit or two in case you head out to a nice restaurant or club with friends. Be sure to pack along one nice pair of shoes to match the outfit just in case. When packing for children, be sure to bring them extra clothes since many of them lose items or stain them. Lastly, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen! Invest in a large bottle of water-proof sunscreen that you can apply as needed.