Are you finally going on that much needed beach vacation? I have been living on Maui for the past 12 years which has given me ample time to create the perfect list of what to bring to the beach.
I’ve compiled the ultimate essential beach packing list so you won’t forget anything at home and you’ll be able to fully prepared the next time you spend the day at the beach.
I have divided this family beach vacation packing list into 2 categories – Practical things to bring to the beach and things to take to the beach for extreme comfort.
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What to Bring to the Beach | Beach Packing List
Practical Things to Bring to the Beach
You can’t pack for the beach and not have swimsuit on the list. Having a quality swimsuit is essential will make you feel great. These are a few of my favorite suits that I’ve found to have great quality, last a long time and they’re comfortable. Mikoh, BondEye Swimwear, Cambria Bikinis and Mae Underwear.
If I had one piece of advice to give to my younger self, it would be to take better care of my skin, i.e. wear more sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen daily will help reduce wrinkles, age spots, fine lines and prevent burns and worse, skin cancer.
Having a Reef Safe Sunscreen not only protects your skin but it saves the coral reef. This is a must when packing what to bring to the beach.
A beach towel is an essential for any beach you go to. I recently got a Beach Towel and love it. It’s fast-drying, super absorbent, compact, light and sand doesn’t stick to it.
It’s super fashionable as it comes in many different patterns and it can be used for multiple different activities such as hiking or camping. Towels are the best things to bring to the beach.
Flip flops or as they are called here in Hawaii, slippas are an essential beach item. The beach is sandy and the only things you should wear on your feet while at the beach are flip flops or nothing at all.
These Billabong slippas are the ones that I wear daily. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to break in.
Things to Take to the Beach for Extreme Comfort
If you plan on using the Go Pro for longer periods of time in the water, I highly suggest getting protective housing for it. The first timeI took my GoPro 7 in the ocean snorkeling, water leaked in by the battery.
Beach chairs are easy to carry on your back, it has multiple pockets to store you things, and the pineapple design is classic.
Water shoes are handy items to include in your beach packing list, especially if you plan on doing some snorkeling. Water shoes are small to pack and come in handy when you are getting in and out of the ocean when there is coral reef.
No beach day is complete without Snacks! Don’t leave home without these beach essentials.