A Packing List for a Day at the Beach
Wondering what you should pack for a day at the beach? Here’s a list of 21 things to pack for an awesome day at the beach with your family and friends.
- Family Size Beach Blanket
- Beach Towels
- Beach Chair
- Bucket of Toys
- Beach Umbrella
- Change of Clothes
- Water Bottles
- Waterproof Container for wallet, keys, and cell phone
- Sanitizing Wipes
- Baby Powder (to dust off the sand)
- First Aid Kit
- Sunscreen Lip Balm
- Bug Spray
- Extra cash and loose change
- Large Beach Tote
- A Great Book
Last year, we spent a few days of our Spring Break at the beach. The weather was beautiful and just right for some much-needed time of relaxation and family fun. While there, we gathered our lounge chairs and beach bag essentials, strapped extra chairs and buckets to the kids, and made our way across the hot sand to claim our spot by the shore.
After setting up all our beach gear, we needed another vacation! And yet, we still managed to forget a few things!
Although a day at the beach is fun, lugging beach gear over the hot sand can be a hassle. Among all the beach chairs and buckets, it’s easy to forget a few of the bare essentials along the way.
For your next trip to the sandy shores, try to include these best beach items for your family fun in the sun.
Beach Day Essentials List
Extra Large Waterproof Beach Tote– A large durable waterproof tote is perfect for a day at the beach. You want to find one that holds all those other beach day essentials and can easily be washed to get rid of the sand, too.
Beach Chairs – Make sure Mom has a comfortable beach chair for reading her favorite book.
Beach Umbrella – and don’t forget the umbrella or some sort of canopy to keep you out of the sun.
Flip-Flops – Inexpensive flip-flops and sandals are the best beach items because they come in all sorts of fun styles and colors, protect your feet from the hot sand, and you don’t need to worry about investing lots of money, either.
Here’s a bonus item! I think every family should have one of these outdoor utility wagons, too, to cart all those items from the beach and then back to the car. It just makes those family fun beach trips so much easier for Mom and Dad when everyone is trying to keep up with everything after a long hot day of fun in the sun.