Packing for a Beach Trip (remember sunscreen!)

What to Pack

Are you planning a beach vacation soon? I know I am so today I want to help when packing for a beach trip. I also included a downloadable PDF packing list courtesy of The Refinery. As an over-packer what I love about this list is in its minimal approach but I also added some essential items below. I still didn’t include everything that will be in my suitcase, you can find that on the list, just my absolute favorites including my Hawaiian Tropic® face sunscreen. That is an absolute must, go ahead and throw it in your suitcase now because you don’t want to forget it while lying out on the beach. Also if you pick up Hawaiian Tropic® at Walgreens you can earn gift cards using Shopkick. For more info on Hawaiian Tropic, check out my last post in this series.

Now here are some of the items I am packing for a beach trip using suggestions from the list and items you must pack yourself:

  • A swimsuit or two, I grabbed my favorite black one piece.
  • A beach cover-up and/ or kimono
  • A comfortable walking shoe/ slipper
  • Earbuds
  • Cell phone!
  • Makeup
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration® sunscreen – one of the most luxurious and indulgent in sun care
  • An evening clutch
  • Hairbrush
  • A tote bag
  • A pair of flat sandals
  • A sun hat
  • Sunglasses

A few items not on the list but if you are anything like me (a blogger who takes a lot of photos), you may want to throw these in as well:

  • I highly recommend you bring a wet bag for (duh) your wet items
  • Your wallet
  • A camera
  • Your planner
  • A portable phone charger
  • A super cute water bottle
  • A beach towel

I’m sharing Hawaiian Tropic in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™” #AlohaTherapy



  1. May 29, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I love Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen! It has such a great scent! GReat tips!! XOXO, Carolyna

  2. Amy
    May 29, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Such great packing tips!

  3. May 28, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Such a helpful list! Can’t leave without the sunscreen!

  4. May 28, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Such a great post and tips for vacation packing. You are so right, forgetting your favorite sunscreen can totally ruin a trip! Love the new packaging of Hawaiian Tropic!
    Lindsay & Whitney

  5. May 28, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Such a great packing list! Always love going to the beach!

  6. May 28, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I love Hawaiian Tropics products, especially their shimmer SPF lotion!

    xo, Sara

  7. Anna English
    May 28, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I love Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen! It’s been my go-to for years.

  8. May 27, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Great post! I love that striped beach blanket!

  9. Ashley
    May 27, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    This is such a helpful post!! I loved the packing list your provided!!

  10. May 27, 2017 / 5:08 am

    Yes it’s a total must! Great list!

  11. May 26, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I am loving all of your picks and totally agree! I’ll be printing out your list and saving it for later

  12. May 26, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I love those slides and water bottle!

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