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

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

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

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

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

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