Beach Bag Packing Guide: Family Edition
Beach Bag Packing Guide: Family Edition

Summer weather is officially upon us, which guarantees one thing: trips to the beach are on the agenda. You've got enough on your plate without worrying about writing a checklist and double-checking that you haven't forgotten anything. Use this guide for a stress-free, smooth day out making the most of the sun, sea and sand.

Getting Ready

Getting Ready
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Let's face it, one bag is never enough. Don't forget, you'll want to separate wet clothes and swimsuits from dry items—and have somewhere to throw your trash. Bring:

  • Beach bag (mesh is great for keeping sand at bay)
  • Bags for wet/dry clothes
  • Bag for toys
  • Garbage bags
  • Ziplock bags

Beach Essentials

Beach Essentials
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Make sure you have the basics so everyone is comfy, safe, fed and hydrated:

  • Beach blanket
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Beach parasol or umbrella
  • First aid kit
  • Hair ties
  • Brush
  • Detangle spray
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Sunscreen
  • After sun lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Baby wipes
  • Bug repellant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby powder
  • Ice packs
  • Cool box
  • Water cooler
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Change for the parking meter

Making Memories

Making Memories
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Capture those special moments to keep forever:

  • Smartphone
  • Underwater camera
  • Waterproof headphones
  • Portable speaker
  • Waterproof case for valuables
  • Wallet
  • Book or kindle
  • Glasses/contact lenses and case

Clothes and Swimming Stuff

Clothes And Swimming Stuff
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Don't forget these beach clothing and swimming essentials:

  • Bathing suits
  • Beach tees
  • Beach shoes
  • Sun hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Googles
  • Flippers
  • Floats
  • Swim diapers

Bits for the Kids

Bits For The Kids
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Give the kids memories they'll never forget by coming prepared with:

  • Paddling pool or baby pool
  • Lilos
  • Snorkel kit
  • Body boards or surf boards
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Kite
  • Binoculars
  • Bucket and spade