Beach Vacation Packing List: 18 Things to Bring on Your Next Trip

Beach Vacation Packing List: 18 Things to Bring on Your Next Trip

I’m pretty much a pro when it comes to packing for beach vacations since I do them so often. 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

  • Cover-ups
  • Jean shorts
  • Sun dresses and tunics
  • Swimsuits
  • White linen button down
  • Tank tops / blouses
  • Flat sandals
  • Wedge sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (face, body, and powder suncreen 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
  • Toiletries/makeup/hair products
  • Jewelry
  • Device chargers
  • External battery

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the full list of things I always pack in my carry-on.

beach vacation outfits and packing list


sun hat for beach vacationHAT: Brixton Joanna Straw Hat

yellow maxi dress beach vacation outfit

DRESS: Hemant & Nandita Puff Sleeve Floral Dress

the colony hotel palm beachDRESS: CoolChange Morgan Marguerite Tunic
HAT: Hat Attack Beach Visor
SANDALS: Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip Flop

what to pack for beach vacationROMPER: Poupette St. Barth Short Jumpsuit
SANDALS: Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip Flop

sun shield visor for UV protection

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)


calpack packing cubes

PACKING CUBES: CalPack Set of 5 Packing Cubes

Need beachy vacation ideas? Check out my guides for Palm Springs, St. Barths, Positano.

SUNNIES: Quay Australia Elle Sunglasses
HAT: J.Crew Panama Hat
WHITE JEANS: DL1961 Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg Jeans
T-SHIRT: Gucci Cotton Printed Tee


brush on powder sunscreenPOWDER SUNSCREEN: Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen, $36.99

palm beach style

WHITE JEANS: DL1961 Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg Jeans
BLOUSE: Sail to Sable Sleeveless Halter Sleeveless Halter

palm beach preppy style

SANDALS: Birdies The Sparrow Sandal
DRESS: Charo Ruiz Ibiza Vaiana Dress
BAG: Cult Gaia Ark Bag

beach outfit ideas jean shorts and bikini topSHORTS: TopShop Mom Shorts (similar)
BIKINI: WaveBabe Havana Top (20% off with LINDS20)

DRESS: PatBo Tropical Print Ruffle Midi Dress
BAG: Serpui Satchel via
HEELS: Zara Vinyl Mules

MASK: Kopari Coconut Detox Mask

NECKLACE: Julie Vos Pineapple Pendant
NECKLACE: Julie Vos Coin Charm Necklace

beach vacation outfit

SHIRT: Madewell White Tie-Front Shirt
PANTS: PilyQ Malibu Lace Pants (similar)

Beach vacation outfit

COVER UP: PilyQ Noah Tunic

patbo wrap topTOP: PatBo Paradise Print Wrap Top
HAT: Hat Attack Beach Visor

SWIMSUIT: Palm Print One-Piece (similar)

DRESS: Rococo Sand Mini-Dress
SUNNIES: Quay Australia Elle Sunglasses

JUMPSUIT: Coolchange Jumpsuit (similar), $288
NECKLACE: Julie Vos Pineapple Pendant, $165


beach vacation packing list

Questions? Comments? Drop them below!



  1. Jeanne Nott
    February 21, 2019 / 12:07 am

    I think I recognized the hallway of the Beverly Hills hotel in one if the photos. Isn’t that a wonderful hotel? We stayed there one Christmas a few years ago.

    I so love your articles. Have you ever been to The Stanley hotel in Estes Park?

    Love, Aunt Jeanne

    • February 21, 2019 / 12:17 am

      It looks exactly like the Beverly Hills Hotel but it’s actually in Palm Beach, Florida! I’ve never been to the Stanley!

  2. Jenni Weinacht
    March 19, 2019 / 2:08 pm

    Amazing style all around and you sold me on the Madewell tie-front top. Just bought it through your link — thanks!

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