No one wants to let the summer season pass without visiting the beach at least once. Beach trips are fun and all until you need something and realize that you forgot to pack it, especially if you are a woman. Women’s beach packing is a little different than normal trip packing. Whether you are going on a whole week beach vacation or a short two-day trip, some items are still necessary for you as a woman. This is why it is important to make a complete list of things required for a beach trip.
To make the packing easier and faster for you, we are here with a comprehensive list of items necessary for any woman to go on a beach trip.
What to Pack for Your Beach Trip?
Following is a list of things you may need for a beach trip. You can write them down and make a checklist, so you don’t forget to pack any of them.
First and foremost, you need to pack clothes for your trip. As it is a beach trip, the following clothing items are necessary for any woman:
In this given list, bikini or swimsuit are the most important things for a beach trip. Pack at least two swimsuits so that, if one is wet, you can use the other one. On the other hand, the swim cover-ups come in handy while walking down the beach.
On the other hand, shorts, tank tops, and pants are great when you just want to go for an evening walk on the beach. Keep at least 2 or 3 pairs of shorts, 1 pair of pants, and 3 to 4 tank tops so that you can mix and match the tops with pants or shorts easily.
Now, about dresses, it is your choice to pack as many dresses as you want, but two casual beach/sundresses should work fine for a short beach vacation. However, you can increase the number according to your preferences. You can wear such dresses at the beach and for beach parties or dinners too.
Pajamas and undergarments are necessary for a stay, as you will need undergarments when away from the beach and pajamas for sleeping. You must pack 2 to 3 pairs of underwear for casual use and one set of pajamas.
You cannot visit any place without shoes, but you may need more than one kind of shoes for a beach trip. The reason is the sand, water, and hotel room where you will be staying; you can’t wear the same pair of shoes everywhere. Following are the shoes we suggest you should pack for your beach trip:
Let’s make it short, flip flops are for the beach (outside of water), sandals for walking around the town, shopping, and dinners, while water shoes are for avoiding rocks and slippery corals in the water.
As a woman, you should never compromise on your fashion sense, so even when you are on a trip, make sure you get yourself stylish flip flops and sandals. We suggest you buy shoes in the colors to go with all the dresses you have packed for the trip.
For packing different things, you will need separate bags for all the items. You will need:
A handbag is necessary for your belongings such as a mobile phone, wallet, camera, etc. With a handbag, you can easily carry your stuff safely. Packing cubes can be used for keeping things separately and in an organized manner. A toiletry bag for all the toiletries and a wet bag to keep your clothes separate from other stuff. Lastly, the beach bag is the one in which you can keep all your belongings, including the wet bag, handbag, and other stuff that you need on the beach.
Toiletries are the most important things to pack for a beach trip, especially for women. You may pack your necessary toiletries, but here is a list of things you must not forget while packing:
- Moisturizing cream/lotion
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body wash and loofah
- Toothpaste & Toothbrush
- Hairbrush & hair ties
- Mosquito repellent
- Sanitary pads or tampons
- Makeup removing wipes
Keep the sunscreen, moisturizing cream/lotion, and insect repellent in your handbag when visiting the beach because you will need to apply them to avoid skin issues. Other toiletries such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, and brushes can be kept in the toiletry bag.
Besides the listed items, you can also pack medications (if you use any) in the toiletry bag.
Other Things That You Should Pack For Your Trip
Other than the things mentioned above, there are a few other things that you must pack for the trip. These things include your electronics, such as laptops, cameras, and mobile phones – their chargers, power bank, headphones, travel adapter, waterproof phone pouch, water bottle, and pepper spray (for self-defense). A pepper spray is a must-have, either while traveling alone or with friends or family, as you never know when you might need it.
Why is a Packing List So Important?
Several reasons justify the importance of a packing list for traveling. However, the following three reasons are the most important:
Packing lists save a lot of time. When you write down everything you need to pack in the form of a checklist, it helps you get straight to what you need instead of wasting time remembering the stuff you have to pack. You should think about everything you have to pack, make a list, follow it, and voila! Your packing is done.
A packing list saves you from forgetting and leaving things out. You can never tell what you may forget while packing for a trip, so it is a great idea to make a list and follow it. No one likes to shop for things they forgot at home instead of shopping for fun.
While traveling can stress you in various ways, such as crowds, traffic, and unsatisfactory food, a packing list will help lower your stress levels. This way, you will be well-assured about everything you have packed, one less thing to worry about.
If you are a woman and planning to go to the beach soon, make sure you make a checklist of all the items we mentioned above and pack them for your trip. Everything on this list is important and must not be left out. Moreover, while packing for the trip, keep in mind the length of your trip. By keeping that in mind, you will be able to reduce or increase the number of things you pack; for example, you only need to take 1 or 2 sundresses for a three-day trip to the beach, but you will need more than that for a longer trip.
Lastly, don’t forget to regularly apply sunscreen and moisturizing lotion to avoid sunburn and tanning and keep your belongings near you or in a safe place to avoid trouble.