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How to Pack for the Beach

Collecting seashells, building sand castles, and listening to the waves are all part of a day at the beach. Pack the necessities for an unforgettable day.


  • Step 1: Pack a camera Pack your camera to capture your fun and sun-filled day.
  • Step 2: Pack your identification Pack your identification card, credit card, insurance cards, and cash. Keep them safe and dry.
  • TIP: Bring sealable plastic bags to keep your valuables dry and sand-free.
  • Step 3: Bring your cell phone Bring your cell phone. Make sure it is charged and your charger is packed.
  • Step 4: Bring water and snacks Stay hydrated – pack bottled water. Bring plenty of healthy snacks to satisfy cravings.
  • Step 5: Pack sunblock Pack waterproof sunblock, sunglasses with UV protection, and lip balm with sunscreen. Read the instructions on the sunscreen and lip balm labels to know when to reapply.
  • TIP: Keep unwanted guests away by packing bug spray.
  • Step 6: Pack toys Pack beach toys such as pals, shovels, and balls in a mesh bag.
  • Step 7: Pack your swim supplies Don't forget your bathing suit, a change of clothes, sandals or water shoes, and beach towels. Have fun!
  • FACT: Did you know? Waterproof sunscreen provides approximately 80 minutes of protection while water-resistant sunscreen provides approximately 40 minutes.

You Will Need

  • A camera
  • An identification card
  • A credit card
  • An insurance card
  • Cash
  • A cell phone and charger
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Beach toys
  • Bathing suits
  • A change of clothes
  • Sandals or water shoes
  • Sealable plastic bags (optional)
  • Bug spray (optional)

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