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

Tell us what you think!


  1. Great list! I agree on the slides! So cute

    Mindy I http://WWW.AMIXOFMIN.COM

    Posted 5.29.17
  2. I love Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen! It has such a great scent! GReat tips!! XOXO, Carolyna

    Posted 5.29.17
  3. Amy wrote:

    Such great packing tips!

    Posted 5.29.17
  4. Rachel Li wrote:

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

    Posted 5.28.17
  5. L&W wrote:

    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

    Posted 5.28.17
  6. Shelby Back wrote:

    These items are beach must haves!


    Posted 5.28.17
  7. Such a great packing list! Always love going to the beach!

    Posted 5.28.17
  8. SAra wrote:

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

    xo, Sara

    Posted 5.28.17
  9. Anna English wrote:

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

    Posted 5.28.17
  10. Annie wrote:

    Great post! I love that striped beach blanket!

    Posted 5.27.17
  11. Ashley wrote:

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

    Posted 5.27.17
  12. Kate wrote:

    Yes it’s a total must! Great list!

    Posted 5.27.17
  13. Lindsay wrote:

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

    Posted 5.26.17
  14. Rach wrote:

    These are definitely great things to pack for a beach trip! For sure a good sunscreen is a must!

    Posted 5.26.17
  15. Yes! It’s the number one thing I pack. Gotta protect our skin!

    Posted 5.26.17
  16. I love those slides and water bottle!

    Posted 5.26.17
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