You have been planning your beach vacation for months. The destination has been chosen, the room has been booked and now it is down to packing for your beach vacation. How do you ensure that you do not forget anything? This handy beach vacation essentials packing guide will ensure that you do not forget any of the essentials.
Make a packing checklist a couple of weeks before it is time to leave to help ensure that you have everything that you may need while on vacation. This will give you ample time to determine if there are any items that need to be purchased prior to your vacation. When making your list, determine how many outfits you need along with the accessories you will be wearing. If you will be snorkeling or scuba diving, inspect your gear to ensure everything is in working order. Finally, make a list of the toiletries you will need to pack.
When it comes to wardrobe choices, opt for mostly neutrals. This will allow you to mix and match outfits. Choose versatile pieces that can be worn in different ways. For example, a tunic can be used as a beach cover up. In the evening, you can pair your tunic with your favorite jeans or shorts for a night out on the town.
Jewelry, scarves and hats can give a pop of color to a neutral outfit. Pack colorful statement necklaces, bangle bracelets and a pashmina to dress up your outfits. Opt for several color choices, including blues, pinks and greens to give each outfit personality. Accessories do not take up much room; so, you can pack plenty of options without sacrificing precious packing space in your suitcase.
Shoes are heavy and can take up precious space in your suitcase. Pack three pairs of neutral colored shoes- flip flops or sandals for a day at the beach, a pair of sneakers for a day spent shopping or sightseeing and a pair of wedges for the evening a night on the town. By choosing neutral colors and clothing your wardrobe can be expanded.
Once you have decided on the clothing you will be packing, it is time to think about toiletries. The best way to ensure that you pack everything you need is to grab a pen and paper, place it in your bathroom and write down everything you use when getting ready in the morning. This list should include soap, shampoo, conditioner, a razor, lotion, deodorant, perfume, makeup and hair products, including curling irons or flat irons. Also, if you wear your hair up, remember you will need to pack hair ties, bobby pins and any other item you use to put your hair up.
Finally, if you will be enjoying an outdoor activity, such as lazing at the beach, swimming laps in the pool, snorkeling, beach combing or scuba diving, you will want to pack your supplies. You will need plenty of sunscreen, a hat and a beach umbrella to protect you from the sun. For water activities, you will need a beach towel, goggles, a snorkel and fins. Finally, if you will be combing the beach for shells, you will need to pack a container to place your shells and other finds in.
Beach vacations are a time to relax and refuel. You do not want to arrive at your destination and realize that you have forgotten something. This beach vacation essentials packing guide will ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your time away from home.