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, St. Barths, Positano, 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.
- Agolde Parker Vintage Jean Shorts
- Summersalt Effortless Shirtdress
- Sojos Amazon Sunglasses
- Monday Swimwear Corsica Bathing Suit
- Wide Brim Sun Hat
- Monday Swimwear Tied Top & White Linen Pants
- White Amazon Sandals
Beach Vacation Outfits: My Packing List
- Jean shorts (these are the best of the best!)
- Sun dresses and tunics
- Swimsuits (here’s a good list of the most flattering swimsuits for all body types)
- 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.
Monday Swimwear Bahamas One Piece
Summersalt Ruffle Oasis
ASOS Ivory Rose Full Bust Bikini Top
True Colors Top
Vineyard Vines Scarf Print Bandeau Top
Monday Swimwear Whitehaven One Piece
Offshore Midi Skirt
Sea View Linen Button Up
Maeve Knit Pant
L*Space Barcelona Dress
Tops & Bottoms
Summersalt The Perfect Boyfriend Shirt
Seafolly Linen Beach Shirt
Bobi Beach Crepe Top
Agolde Parker Vintage Shorts
Amazon Sojos Sunglasses
Palma Wide Boater Hat
Lu Goldie Sunglasses
Jack Rogers Flip Flops
Ulla Johnson Seaview Basket
Beach Vacation Outfit Inspo
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Jeanne NottFebruary 21, 2019 at 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
Lindsay SilbermanFebruary 21, 2019 at 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!
Jenni WeinachtMarch 19, 2019 at 2:08 pm
Amazing style all around and you sold me on the Madewell tie-front top. Just bought it through your link — thanks!
Lindsay SilbermanApril 7, 2019 at 1:50 am
can’t wait to see how you rock it!
KellyMarch 21, 2020 at 2:27 pm
Where’d you find the straw sun visor in your ultimate packing list (not the “ridiculous” one)?