If your family has already booked the tickets and you have been appointed as the packing in-charge then this article is your savior. It will ensure that you don’t miss out on anything important and bring home the best beach vacation memories.
Personal Items & Clothes
Your identification cards like driver’s license, credit and debit cards, health and auto insurance cards, receipt of hotel booking confirmation and some cash (it is advisable not to carry a lot of cash and hence the debit cards).
Clothes should include swimwear, undergarments, socks, T-shirts, belts, shorts, skirts/ jeans/ trousers, light jackets, dinner outfits, workout clothes (sports bras for women), nightwear and pajamas, bathrobes, footwear including water shoes, flip-flops, running shoes (sneakers), formal shoes and sandals.
Make sure that you have packed the items given below in your luggage:
toothbrushes and toothpaste, soaps, shampoos and conditioner, body lotion, floss, deodorants and aloe, hair dryers, irons, razors, hair bands and clips, scarves, shower caps, contact lenses with case and solution, safety pins, glasses, feminine products like make up bag, nail polish, nail polish remover, Vaseline, jewelry, cologne, cotton swabs etc.
Make sure you carry everybody’s personal medicines and some general medicines too (anti-allergic, Benadryl, vitamin supplements etc.
Finally At the Beach!
Packing all the items needed at the beach is crucial, for your entire holidaying will revolve around the seashore! You should have essentials like beach towels, blankets, tents, umbrellas, floats, goggles, waterproof bag for keeping the cell phones and other electronics, sunscreen, hairbrushes, hats, sunglasses, lip balm, hand sanitizers etc.
To ensure that your family’s entertainment never comes to a stop, it is smart to carry things like books, basketball, Kindle, board games, magazines, Frisbees, playing cards, videogames, camera, iPad and iPod and laptop. Other important items like extra batteries, flashlight should also be taken along. Remember, the best family beach vacation is not in items you carry but the time spent together, which creates long term memories. Items are for convenience.
If you have toddlers or kids, it is better to carry floaters to ensure their safety. Or even better, take along life jackets which have been approved by the coast guards. They might also be used when your kids splash into the pool at the hotel.
If you are going to be at the beach, you might even consider keeping a big, empty jar which can be used to collect sea shells and sand. Once you return home, you can keep this jar as a souvenir of the trip.
Corn starch and baby powder are two things which amazingly remove all the sand off your bodies. They won’t take much of your luggage space. Instead of taking along strollers (which don’t roll smoothly on sand) for babies, you may carry convenient baby carriers.
While your kids are basking in the sun, they would love to color and draw which makes carrying coloring books and crayons a very sensible idea. Book readers may even consider taking their favorite novels along.
There are several websites like those of Luxury Link where you can read more about what all to carry on a beach holiday. Other travel blogs share experiences of other travelers who have spent many a vacation on the beachside. One can use such resources to have the best holiday at the beachside!