The Beach Trip Packing List that I Swear By

As someone who spends a lot of her summer time at the beach, I know how it feels to forget something on a trip especially a beach trip. Beach trips are super fun, yet can be daunting to pack for! So, I have provided my ultimate beach trip packing list.

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  1. Swimsuit (2-4) – if you’re looking for a cute AND modest swimsuit, then check out my recent blog post My Favorite Modest Swimsuits & Where to Buy Them!
  2. Pool Cover-Up – whether that be a t-shirt, caftan, cover-up, etc. (same number as you pack for swimsuits)
  3. 1 Sweater/Hoodie (in case it gets cold!)
  4. Pajamas
  5. Sundress/Night out outfits (the same number for your evenings out)
  6. 3-4 T-shirts for lounging
  7. Flip flops (my favorite flip flips for on the beach are J Crew Factory’s Embroidered Flip-Flops)
  8. Dressier sandals/wedges
  9. Baseball cap and/or floppy hat (I love Marley Lilly’s Monogrammed Derby Hat!)
  10. Workout wear (if that is your jam)
  11. Sneakers (if needed)
  12. Spanx (if applicable)
  13. 3-4 Shorts for lounging
  14. Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.)
  15. Undergarments


  1. Shampoo
  2. Conditioner
  3. Dry shampoo
  4. Nail polish
  5. Nail polish remover
  6. Makeup
  7. Vaseline
  8. Body lotion
  9. Aloe Vera
  10. Body wash
  11. Waterproof mascara (my favorite mascara is Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Splashes!)
  12. Primer and/or setting spray
  13. Hair brush
  14. Hair dryer (if needed)
  15. Deodorant
  16. Medicine
  17. Feminine products
  18. Makeup remover
  19. Any skincare products that you regularly use
  20. Toothbrush
  21. Toothpaste
  22. Dental floss

On the Beach

  1. Beach towel (my favorite beach towel is Lilly Pulitzer’s Rectangle Beach Towel – its quality, size, and durability makes up for its price tag too!)
  2. Beach chair (if applicable)
  3. Inflatable(s) (if applicable)
  4. Portable speaker
  5. Books
  6. Magazines
  7. Snacks
  8. Refillable water bottle
  9. Energy drinks
  10. Cooler (I love Scout’s Pleasure Chest especially since it is small, easy to carry, portable, and perfectly holds my wine bottles!)
  11. Ice packs
  12. Beach tote
  13. Sunglasses (for adorable and affordable sunglasses, check out WearMe Pro and receive 20% off your purchase with my discount code PinkChickadee20!)
  14. Sunscreen (My favorite sunscreen is the Neutrogena Defense Spray Sunscreen!)


  1. Headphones
  2. Laptop
  3. Card games/Board games
  4. Chargers
  5. Alcohol (if applicable)

Enjoy some Vitamin D!!!

XOXO – Katie <3

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