Packing 101 to get you on the beach

No need to stress about what to pack when heading to a beach vacation, we’ve got you covered.  Print this Packing List and get to the beach!!


  • Bathing suits – 2/family member (nobody likes putting on a wet bathing suit)
  • Shorts/capris
  • T-shirts/tanks
  • Underwear/Bras
  • Socks
  • Pajamas (few pairs each)
  • Pants  (sometimes required for men in restaurants)
  • Sun dresses
  • Comfies for when the kiddies are in bed and you and hubby have time to snuggle on the balcony
  • Nighttime outfits (Always feels nice to get dressed up so pack some special dressier outfits for nighttime)
  • Sweater (in case the nights get cool)
  • Beach cover ups
  • Sandles/flip flops/nighttime footwear

Bathroom stuff

  • Aloe
  • Body lotion
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body wash/face wash
  • Shaving cream/Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Insect repellent
  • Prescription medication
  • Stomach Remedies – Gravol, Pepto Bismal, Tums, Immodium
  • Curling iron/straightener
  • Hair products
  • Pain/fever relief for adults and children
  • Digital thermometer
  • Band-aids and Polysporin
  • Make-up
  • Nail clippers and tweezers
  • Birth control
  • Female hygiene products
  • Check to be sure resort has hair dryer and iron in room but most do

Travelling with a baby

  • Bottles
  • Soothers
  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Swim Diapers
  • Blanket

For the Beach

  • Beach bag
  • Sun hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (never a bad idea to over pack this as it is expensive at a resort)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Pails and shovels (Pack underwear and swimsuits in pails in your suitcase)
  • Blow up raft/beach balls that you can leave at the resort
  • Thermal mugs to keep your fave drink cold
  • E-reader/Books
  • Goggles/face mask
  • Water shoes
  • Underwater disposable cameras for the kids 

Carry on

  • Travel documents
  • Wallets and Cash
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Prescription medication (Clearly marked)
  • Favourite stuffie
  • Suckers/gum for take-off and landing
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Activities for kids (See our Are we there yet blog)
  • Water bottles
  • Video camera
  • Ear phones
  • Books/magazines

Random items

  • Plug in air freshener (rooms can tend to be musty from all the wet towels)
  • Extra batteries
  • Chargers for Ipods/camera/computer/ereader/cell phone
  • Needle and thread
  • Snack food
  • Purse for Mommy at Nighttime
  • $$ for tipping, souvenirs and airport food
  • If you’re planning on using a CC be sure to call and let them know you will be out of the country!
  • Grocery bags to separate wet items on the way home
  • Umbrella stroller?  If travelling with small children this will be useful in the airport and getting around at the resort
  • Information and phone #s for travel insurance, Health insurance. Travel provider and Credit card company
  • Make copies of travel documents, passports  and Credit card numbers in case they get lost
  • Nightlight in case your little one requires one

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