The Ultimate Family Beach Trip Packing List!

Your Ultimate Family Beach Trip Packing List!

Your 2023 Family Beach Trip Packing List!The summer is here and there is no one excited than us mommas! With the sunshine comes the memory-making beach trips. If you’re anything like me, though, packing can be a daunting task. A few years ago I wrote about all you need to bring to the beach for little ones here, but the article failed to address a packing list you can take and make your own.

This was my second year taking my toddler to the beach and as with most things, I learned a few new insights that made our beach time more enjoyable and easier.

1. Rent those chairs and umbrellas if you can!

If you had to pitch up the tent each day you walk to the beach, you know what a major nuisance it can be. Renting umbrellas and beach chairs easily solves your problem of shade without the extra hassle. It can be a little pricey, so you may want to make some extra room in the beach budget, depending on how many you need.

2. If you have an extra-clean kid, warn them about sand.

My daughter unfortunately realized very quickly that sand gets everywhere and she was not a fan. Thankfully she seemed to forget about it when we were on the beach having a great time, but realized later her grand distaste for it. We took lots of baths!

3. I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again: I love The Turquoise Place for a beach vacay with kids.

Having a resort-type of lodging really is priceless with kids this young. Having the option of a lazy river, inside pool, outside pool, bar/restaurant, pickle ball courts – it truly makes the whole family happy!

Now on to the list!

Below is a great place to start with and add on for your personalized family needs. Happy beach times to you and your family! Let us know the essentials we missed!

Personal Items
Bathing suits
Bathing suit cover-up
T-shirts/tank tops
Dressy outfit, if applicable
Photo outfit, if applicable
Flip flops/sandalsYour 2023 Family Beach Trip Packing List!
Tennis shoes
Workout clothes, if applicable
Small purse/wallet
Pillow, if applicable

Baby/Kid Gear
Baby/Kid toiletries
Baby Medication, if applicable
Diapers/pull-ups and wipes, if applicable
Pack n play/bouncers, if applicable
Bottles and pump, if applicable
Stuffed animals, if applicable
Games/activities for card ride
Tablet, if applicable

Beach Gear
Snacks (Our favorites on our trips were mini-muffins, Cheetos/Doritos, Goldfish, and iced animal crackers.)
Coffee pods/coffee equipment/coffee
Beach towels
Bogg bag (or similar)
Freezer ice chest (our favorite is a backpack)
Water bottlesYour 2023 Family Beach Trip Packing List!
Bottles used for liquor on the beach
Liquor, if applicable
Floatation device
Pool toys
Beach Toys (shovel, pail)
Crabbing tools, if applicable
Baby pool, if applicable
Beach Hats
Bluetooth Speaker

Leisure Items
Playing Cards
Adult board games

What else would you add to the Ultimate Family Beach Packing List? 

Katie Templet
A kid at heart, Katie loves all things writing, Harry Potter and musicals. At any moment, she is down for either a cup of coffee or margarita. Her passions are building and improving her community of Lafayette, where she was born and raised, and teaching her one daughter to have a British accent. (Not so successful at that last part yet). She spends her day as a nonprofit ambassador, helping nonprofits amplify their mission and creating more social good.


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