I’m pretty much a pro when it comes to packing for beach vacations since I do them so often. Whether you’re headed to the Bahamas, Santorini, Miami, the Maldives, Hawaii—or somewhere else warm and sunny—my beach vacation packing check list will have you covered.
They key is to refer to this list as you prepare for your trip, checking things off as you go. (You can copy and paste the below into the “notes” section of your phone so that you can reference it easily.) Below, you’ll find a bullet-pointed packing list, as well as photos and links to just about everything I brought with me on recent trips to beachy locales.
Beach Vacation Outfits: My Packing List
- Jean shorts
- Sun dresses and tunics
- White linen button down
- Tank tops / blouses
- Flat sandals
- Wedge sandals
- Sunscreen (face, body, and powder sunscreen for mid-day touch-ups)
- Sun hat
- Sun visor (if you’re a psycho like me)
- Beach bag
- Cross-body bag or clutch for night time
- Toiletry bag with makeup, skincare, and hair products
- Device chargers
- External battery
- Travel wallet
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the full list of things I always pack in my carry-on.
RIDICULOUS SUN VISOR: BlueStone Sun Shields (this was gifted to me by Dr. Lancer, the celeb dermatologist that treats Beyonce and Victoria Beckham, so you know it’s legit)
PACKING CUBES: CalPack Set of 5 Packing Cubes
Need beachy vacation ideas? Check out my guides for Palm Springs, St. Barths, Positano.
POWDER SUNSCREEN: Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen
WHITE JEANS: DL1961 Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg Jeans
COVER UP: PilyQ Noah Tunic
SWIMSUIT: Palm Print One-Piece (similar)