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The beach vacation essential list

Fall begins on September 22, that means we still have a whole month to go on a summer vacation. But!! there is one thing I HATE with a passion about vacation…packing… I leave for the beach in less than 24 hours and I have yet to pack the first piece of clothing or swimsuit. As I sit here building up my patience and ambition to pack I made an essential list to follow. So if you’re having trouble packing for the beach and your suitcase looks like this…


First: take a deep breath or a few and get your mind straight.

Second: if you live off coffee like I do, have a cup. It always helps my mood!

Third: follow this list.

Summer beach vacation packing essentials!

With traveling and all, I will be on vacation for exactly a week. So this list is based on  seven days. I am packing everything in one suitcase and a toiletry bag! I am also bringing a beach bag to toss other things in when I arrive.


  • Put aside an outfit for travel 
  • 3 or 4 sleeping outfits 
  • A dressy outfit for pictures (we are doing family beach pictures). 
  • 6 cute/casual outfits
  • ALL the swimsuits, duh! 
  • Beach cover up
  • I also threw in a couple of dresser outfits for a date night and/or nice dinner with my family. 
  • Underwear, I always pack way more than enough 
  • Bras & Bralettes 


  • Beach shoes 
  • Every day shoes 
  • Wedges for dinner 


Little better, right?


  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Purse
  • Towel
  • Beach tote
  • Speaker 
  • Any other beach accessories your heart desires (like a cool pizza float?) 
  • Jewelry 

Bath & Body 

  • Contacts/Glasses and their cases 
  • Face wash
  • Lotion
  • Perfume
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Shampoo & Conditioner 
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Hair brush
  • Other girlie products if it’s that time
  • Hair ties + bobby pins 
  • Hair care products like dry shampoo and mousse 
  • Blow dryer
  • Any other heating tools for your hair (straightener/curling iron) 
  • Sun block
  • Aloe
  • Makeup & brushes 



  • Phone charger
  • Camera & charger
  • Headphones 
  • Book 
  • Blanket 

I hope this list helped you! I’ll post an update when I get back! Catch ya on the next wave.

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